I myself love gadgets so I found this article quite interesting.
A customer at Rockland Toyota in suburban New York recently asked why he couldn’t recharge his cell phone through the USB port built into the otherwise sophisticated Toyota Venza crossover.
Evan Kuperman, the dealership’s assistant general manager, took a deep breath. arela.htm’>He shrugged his shoulders and smiled.
“Customers want everything to work with everything,” Kuperman says of the proliferation of personal electronics. “How’re you ever going to make that happen?”
Indeed, how to make that happen is a key challenge for the U.S. auto industry today. Smart phones, iPads, antenna-equipped laptops, MP3 players and the wide world of Internet connectivity have become so core to American society that automakers are struggling to keep up with the challenge.