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Automakers study high-tech gizmos

...and consumer desires. "After the initial hype in the late '90s and early 2000s, a lot of companies bailed," says Phil Magney, the principal analyst for Minnetonka, Minn.-based Telematics Research Group. "They're all back in it again...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/07/20/liv_136443.shtml
Life & style
From cup warmers to rearview cameras, carmakers add tech perks

...we're focusing on is the younger buyer who is used to this lifestyle already." Telematics Research Group analyst Phil Magney estimates that Bluetooth handsfree systems will be available in 37 percent of 2007 models, up from 28 percent last...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/03/05/liv_118989.shtml
Life & style
Satellite radio battle heats up

...broader. "I don't think XM or Sirius cares what kind of car you drive, it's really more about volume gain," said Phil Magney, principal analyst with Telematics Research Group, which conducts product research on automotive interiors. "Consumers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/25/bus_448345.shtml
Business
Honda, IBM enhance in-vehicle, speech-recognition system

...natural-sounding responses. The new equipment can respond to hundreds more commands than the original version, Honda said. Phil Magney, principal analyst at the Minnesota-based Telematics Research Group, said voice recognition is quickly becoming...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/10/liv_428120.shtml
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