Qualcomm wants you to imagine a world where your mobile device is always connected. No, not that phone in your pocket. Nope, not that tablet either. Bigger. That 3,000 lb. mobile device sitting the driveway. Imagine a vehicle with a screen embedded both in your dashboard and behind every headrest, all syncing up with the screens that sit in every lap except for, ideally, the driver's.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon Automotive Solutions offering combines a Snapdragon 602A processor with QTI's 3G/LTE wireless modems and WiFi/Bluetooth connectivity to provide this connected in-car experience. As the video above shows, this technology empowers owners to turn their smartphones into key fobs and use their center console to check tire pressure. Passengers can browse the web, stream video, and listen to Internet radio regardless of where they are or where they're going (assuming they have signal). Not only that, the vehicle could theoretically use gesture and facial recognition to access infotainment systems.

With so many screens around, say goodbye to looking out the window. The outside world is merely a distraction from the Twitter streams and Netflix repeats that our brains would shut down from under-stimulation without. Expect the number of people you pass on the road who are staring at screens to only go up in the years ahead.

Source: Qualcomm

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • usaff22

    That video concept looks awesome!

  • Merri Mogridge

    I feel nauseous if I read or play on my phone during a car journey, I think this would just have a similar effect.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Replace yourself with your kids and this actually starts to make sense. The little creatures have no idea what's going on around them and if something can shut them up for 2 more minutes, I'm all over it.

    • renz

      same with me. though i can tolerate a bit when reading on my phone while the car is moving

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  • MeCampbell30

    This is great. The only problem is getting manufacturers on-board. Hopefully the Android automotive alliance can make this happen soon.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/pamela-hill/ Pamela Hill

    I find this a little depressing. People can't even go for a car ride anymore without various devices to stimulate them - really? Sigh. Long gone are the days of car rides where you fought with your sibling in the back of the car so much that your dad threatened to pull over and give you a knuckle sandwich. Oh...maybe this is better...

    • Mike Reid

      The child protection authorities take your kids away these days for feeding knuckle sandwiches.

      So now we anesthetize them with the current opiate of the masses.

  • tobi

    Does anyone know what game the kid was playing at 1:03?

  • renz

    so apart from entertainment what will qualcomm bring in to the car?

  • JR

    HAHA! Great promotional video. You'll be so distracted from the real world, you will run out of gas. Why not just show the inevitable fatalities from the impending accidents? Well, it was a female that ran out of gas...JK!

  • GraveUypo

    screen + moving = instant headache.

    this is completely stupid.

  • Guest

    whoops. wrong article