Panasonic's HD-PLC: Charge the Electric Car and Transfer MP3s
This means that you can easily send music, clips or new maps to your electric car without the need for additional connectivity cables. Basically, all you need to do is plug the device into a regular AC outlet and, while charging the car, send and receive data to or from the vehicle.
Even though the technology had the first appearance at the 2004 Consumer Electronic Show, no automaker has yet implemented it, but Panasonic says it has already partnered with different vendors that could help it bring the system to mass-production models.
The whole system is based on a simple principle: it creates a “wireless” network connection at your home, allowing you to transfer data quickly, easily and securely. And since we're talking about security, HD-PLC uses a 128-bit AES encryption system, similar to the one used by the Unites States government, which makes data leaks almost impossible. The maximum transfer speed has been rated at 190 Mbps, but most connections are likely to go lower than that.
Have a look at the following video to see the system in action. More details are expected in a few days so keep an eye on autoevolution to find more about Panasonic's HD-PLC.