The Internet of Things began in homes, moved to cities and finally, as a connected vehicle.
Today’s cars are often equipped with modern technology we can’t do without, such as Wi-Fi network and internet accessibility. This opens up a whole avenue of possibilities in terms of the connected aspect. Your car can now ‘speak’ with other devices, including your mobile, tablet and other smart gadgets.
The connected vehicle can be beneficial in a number of ways, some of which include the following:
Drivers of smart cars are able to obtain more information about road conditions and more. On a dashboard, data such as road pits, congestion, traffic status, speed breakers and danger turns may be displayed.
Connected cars can measure the distance with other cars on the road and determine whether they’re keeping a safe proximity. If not, a warning sign shows and all the driver has to do is turn the steering wheel to prevent an unwanted crash.
Save Time and Money
Knowing the lay of the road and where trouble spots are, e.g., congestion, road accidents and the quickest way from Point A to Point B is now available in a connected car.
Unless you’re driving for leisure, route optimization can save you precious time and resources, including money via lower fuel consumption.
The latest cars come that have GPS navigation systems are also likely to get smart technology for driving and safety reasons included.
How many times have you stared at a ‘low fuel’ sign on the dashboard and prayed that you could get to a gas station before your car putts out? Your smart companion can send you alerts well in advance and even point you to the nearest refilling station.
It can calculate distance and take into account traffic and other road elements that could delay ETA.
Mobile devices may be used to communicate with connected cars directly to ensure they could cross the road safely and avoid any accidents. This goes both ways- drivers, for instance have their cars send out automatic notifications in a pedestrian-heavy location, while those who have impairments can signal cars to slow down as they get to the crosswalk.
Up-To-Date Vehicle Checks
Connected cars can do self-diagnosis checks on essential operative metrics, e.g., ensuring air pressure is just right before going on a long road trip, seeing if the brake fluids are topped off and if the suspension and windshield wipers are okay.
Automatic car diagnostics can save lives, ensure driver safety by finding faults before they become cause for emergencies and save businesses time and money.
Currently, car companies are partnering up with subscription services for higher quality of life options. This means drivers and their companions will be able to listen to music, news and podcasts or watch movies, videos and TV shows via a connected dashboard or built-in screens.
A connected car can make the trip from one place to another more efficiently, safely and affordably. Aside from that, it can add crucial data which can be helpful in the long run.