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Connected Cars

Posted On 26 Dec, 2018

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Smart technology is all around us. It is only normal to expect that our cars are going to be made part of this development as well. Vehicles with access to the Internet are called connected cars and the name really shows why.

Such cars already exist and as time goes by, more and more cars will have this characteristic. It is estimated that in about 4-5 years, about 80% of the new cars for sale will feature the ability to have an Internet connection.

This is pretty heartening news because if a person is keen on buying used vehicles, chances are, there will be plenty of connected used cars available for sale. Speaking of this, one will be able to buy a car equipped with all the connectivity features but pay less.

So what are the benefits of owning such a car? Well, common sense prompts us to compare such a vehicle to a smartphone. Not only that, people will be able to call and talk to others using the mobile network, and they would be able to receive directions. 

Connected cars will eliminate the need for someone to buy a navigation device or use their phone for the same purpose. Instead, your car will be able to show your location and lead you to your desired destination with the built-in navigation.

But wait, there’s more

Another huge upside of connected cars is all the information that the driver has regarding services. The computer in the vehicle can not only give directions but display the nearest restaurants, gas stations, hotels etc. This is definitely useful in case of an emergency.

Speaking of emergency, car manufacturers have realized that the Internet connection doesn't eliminate radio connections. This is very important because people sometimes find themselves in an area with poor reception and mobile network coverage. The only thing that can be of any help, in that case, is the radio in the car. Being able to send distress signals through your vehicle radio will be vital.

One more key thing to outline is thebreakdown prevention service.This feature informs the driver of anything wrong going on with the vehicle. What’s best is that the system can actually predict some malfunctions thus allowing the driver to take timely action.

When it comes to safety, car connectivity also plays a role. There are many driver assistance systems such as lane stabilization, smart cruise control, and parking help. All in all, we can conclude that driving a connected car will provide you with unmatched convenience.

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