YOUR COMPUTER ON WHEELS
Here are some things connected cars can do now
or will be able to do in a few years.
Vehicle-to-Vehicle/ Infrastructure Connections: Connected vehicles will be able to communicate with each other and the roadway so you’ll be able to avoid collisions and monitor traffic conditions – and hopefully spend less time in traffic.
Diagnostics: Cars can generate precise data in real time about all aspects of their condition. For example, the car’s computer can determine which parts are wearing out before a problem occurs by evaluating data from sensors throughout the vehicle.
Automotive Apps: You’ll be able to download apps to your smartphone that can let you locate the nearest or cheapest parking, surf the Internet, shop online, make restaurant reservations, purchase movie tickets, buy and download songs and much more.
Convenience: Using your car’s connection to the outside world, you’ll be able to start your car remotely or notify your home thermostat to change the temperature before you arrive. Your car can monitor your driving habits and alert you to ways you can save gas.
Personal Data: Cars can collect data on where, when, and how you drive. And if you connect your mobile device to your car, some of your smartphone data may also be migrated to the vehicle.
Active Safety Systems: Features like adaptive cruise control, head-up displays, intelligent brake assist, and forward-collision warning systems can help drivers better avoid crashes or significantly reduce their severity.