It has to come...
I cant wait, this will be the greatest motor upgrade ever. Just think of the new bunch of accidents that will join with the growing mobilephone-driving idiots. Wifi is about as bad as anything can be with M$ stuff, it is just too unreliable at connecting or retaining the connection. Everyone will be fiddling and faffing half of the trip trying to make the damn wifi work. C'mon guys, whats really wrong with hard-wired devices in the car. Just plug in the fuggin Ipod if your that sad and 'need' it for that 20min trip. As for phones, I dont even like the bluetooth brigade talking on the phone whilst driving - having tried it over the last few years I now refuse to answer my phone when driving - you simply can not pay enough attention to the roads which is full of idiots who must have paid someone to pass the test for them.
I watch every day the stupid mistakes people make with their inability to drive in a straight line (lets not even discuss turning or roundabouts) due to fiddling with gadgets, car buttons and such. If you are the driver, drive, dont fugg around and risk denting my motor, or worse.
So I am not in favour in the slightest of in-car computers of any form - at all - ever.
And then there is the belief they have that they can make this 'secure'. Are they really that dumb that they think nobody will ever in the lifetime of the car be able to crack any system they create?
If we even take a cursory look at history, its totally littered with 'secure' systems having unforeseen weaknesses.
Whilst there has always been crooks who can tamper with your car, they until now needed to be standing in front of it and physically tampering. Ford (and others) want to make their lives easier for sure. So you park your car for the night, or in the office car-park and the little oiks sit there with their cheapo netbooks bashing away whilst your adding up the accounts for the boss all day.
Stupidity at its best.