Your car already talks to you, manages its own internal diagnostics and calls for outside help in case of a problem. But it could be on the brink of becoming far more intelligent yet. 

Next month, at the Geneva Motor Show (7 1 10 March), stakeholders from the automobile, IT and networking industries will get together to discuss how to put together the fully networked car.
According to the organisers: "The fully networked car is a goal of manufacters seeking to offer improved safety and a better experience for the driver. All major car manufacturers are looking to incorporate some level of ICT functionality into their vehicles."
According to revently industry analysis, the market for vehicular communications is estimated to be worth billions of dollars, and expected for delivery in the 2010-2012 timeframe.
The Fully Networked Car workshop at the Geneva Motor Show will review and examine the implications of the latest developments in the fast-moving market for information and communication technologies (ICT) in motor vehicles.
The programme features speakers from some of the biggest names in both the ICT and automobile industries, including: Bosch, BMW, Cisco, Ford, France Telecom, Freescale Semiconductor, Head Acoustics, Hitachi, Intel, Motorola, Nissan, On-Star, Orange, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Q-Free, T-Systems, Telecom Italia, Telecordia, Toyota, Vodafone and Ygomi.
The aim of the workshop is to discuss the current state of technologies and focus on how to achieve progress in terms of standardisation. The goal is to shed light on questions that include technical and engineering challenges, stanards adoption and go-to-market strategies.