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Auto Tech Outlook | Monday, March 15, 2021

Connected Cars and Their Features

Connected vehicles can interact with each other thanks to Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V-2-V) communication technologies. The V-2-V allows critical details such as traffic flow, road conditions, speed limits, and more to be shared.

FREMONT, CA:  In the automotive industry, connected cars have become the latest norm, and one can only expect it to improve.  A connected vehicle comes with several useful and clever features. Connected vehicle technology enhances the overall driving and ownership experience while also providing a safety net of enhanced security features. A connected car has the following smart features:

Internet Connectivity

A connected car is often connected to the internet by an integrated chipset or SIM card, and it can access the internet as long as the wireless network coverage is secure. Connected cars can also have onboard WiFi, download manufacturer-supplied over-the-air alerts, and access other web applications and services.

Security

Connected vehicles provide features including real-time location sharing/tracking, emergency SOS calls in the event of an accident, roadside assistance in the event of a vehicle breakdown, and more. In addition to the onboard safety equipment, these smart safety features come in handy during difficult scenarios.

Remote Parking

Some high-end connected cars also allow one to park the vehicle remotely, as the name implies. Users can get out of the car and maneuver it into the ideal parking spot using the mobile app or the smart key fob. This function would come in handy when parking in small spaces or when one is unsure about parking in a congested area.

Vehicle to Vehicle Communication

Connected vehicles can interact with each other thanks to Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V-2-V) communication technologies. The V-2-V allows critical details such as traffic flow, road conditions, speed limits, and more to be shared. Autonomous vehicles, which are seen as the future of transportation, would depend heavily on V-2-V technology.

App to Car Connectivity

Automobile producers also offer a dedicated smartphone app that links to the vehicle through the cellular network. The software helps users monitor car functions such as door locking/unlocking, sunroof opening, engine start/stop, headlight on/off, climate control, and horn honking remotely. The software can also assist in the location of the vehicle using the onboard GPS.

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