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What is the connected car

I recently watched a tech video all about the “connected” car. You might be wondering what is a connected car, Well I am here to explain that to you. A connected car is a car that has a built in 3G radio that will connect you to the internet. I got to thinking why do I need the internet in my car, then it was explained that the 3G connection is used for several cool purposes. The first purpose and probably the nicest one is navigation, it will allow your GPS to pin point your location making it easier to get places. another cool thing that connected cars can do is connect to internet radio such as I-heart radio and pandora, eliminating the need for a FM tuner and your smart phone. the final use as you may have guessed is telecommunications, such as making and receiving phone calls and it also supports services such as On Star and other helpful services. Another thing that this allows is the ability to control your electric car right from your smart phone via an app that connects to your car (not every manufacturer has an app out). Through the app you can control when your electric car charges, you can also make it auto start as well as do a couple other various things. In my opinion connected cars are going to lead the future of the automotive industry. I am actually surprised that this technological advancement was not released sooner.

 

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2 thoughts on “What is the connected car

  1. This would raise a higher security value. As we know, any thing connected to the internet has a higher risk for infection or to be hacked.

    That would be my main worry, is the police could shut you down, watch you closer. If its connected to theinternet it means it will have N.I.C

    To me this puts up red and yellow flags. As a technician and as an old time consumer.

  2. I do see your point here but just think of all the extra stuff that you could bundle with cars…internet radio…GPS..the possibilities are endless. I do value what you said though

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