Verizon, the largest child of AT&T's break up, is moving steadily into the connected car space.  This week's telematics acquisition presages a couple possibilities:  first, that the connected car space will start to consolidate around corporate powerhouses with the cash, scale, and regulatory chops to shape the industry.  

Second, that a connected car as a cellphone-on-wheels may also have a phone booth equivalent, with many users and where the network, the device, and likely the content consumed are all served by a single company.  Car infrastructure might just become a utility.  

Third, with behemoths now in the field, that the window of a ground-breaking startup like Uber dominating the space is likely closed; instead, startups focused on feature development leading to acquisition may be the winning strategy.