Many technologies that apply to the cars and trucks we drive originate from auto racing – seat belts, rear view mirrors, and so on. One technology that has huge implications for every car, truck, SUV and Crossover doesn’t come from the world of motorsport. It comes from the tech sector. It’s called Bluetooth and for anyone who hasn’t learned about it, now is the time.
Bluetooth originated as a wireless method of syncing personal computers with other devices, such as a hand-held PDA or a printer. Its early uses were not all that successful. Toshiba put tremendous effort into Bluetooth in the late 1990s, but never utilized it in a manner that drew public acceptance.