IT Infrastructure: Intel Labs Previews 10 Technologies You Will Be Using in Five Years

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2012-06-27 Print this article Print
Connected Car

Connected Car

Only a small percentage of vehicles are now connected to Web services, but not so in the future. All cars and trucks eventually will be connected to both home and service systems, and they will be creating their own data streams, thanks largely to Intel Labs' work. They will interact not only with drivers but with online services, infrastructures and other vehicles—the latter at close range, as necessary. They will have radar-like warning systems and will take evasive action when appropriate. All carmakers will participate in some fashion.
Intel Labs gave media members a preview of things to come June 26 at an event presented at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco called "Facets of Future Life." At the event, CTO and Labs chief Justin Rattner announced a new division of Intel Labs called Interaction and Experience Research (IXR) that is focused on defining new user experiences and computing platforms. The inventions coming from the labs are expected to help people reimagine how computing will be experienced in the future, Rattner said. The new division aims to create new computing experiences involving television, automobiles, signage, among other venues. Intel will hold its eighth annual Research@Intel Day at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., on June 30. This year, the annual event will highlight more than 30 research projects. If you'd like to find out more,
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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