Smart Technology in the Automotive Industry
Smart vehicles are becoming more common each day, and the IoT integration network concerning the automotive industry looks to be mainstream by the end of next year.
The Advent of Advanced Centrally-Linked Automobiles
After successful implementation with home management systems and smart hand-held devices, it is no surprise that cars are the next frontier to be enveloped by the IoT.
The public transport industry is also looking to capitalize on the trend, and have buses, trains and taxis interconnected within a common network.
Benefits of IoT Integration in the Automotive Industry
Following are some of the benefits that car manufacturers and drivers can expect with the IoT integration in the automotive industry.
- Hardware-based, tethered linkage would allow third party applications and software to enrich the driving experience, therefore leading to better profits.
- Internal embedded linkage would allow the car to be self-sufficient, negating the need for external third-party software for infotainment facilitation.
- Self-driving cars will be refined and officially produced due to increasing IoT integration.
- Fulfilling and rich driving experience with application accessibility in tethered connections.
- Increased driver ease due to extensive electronic aids within the car’s software infrastructure.
- Constant Google and affiliated application accessibility, which provides entertainment and driver assistance on the go.
- Real-time, network software-based monitoring of vehicle performance and condition, letting drivers feel less burdened.
Practical Applications and Existing Advancements
The applications of smart vehicular technology started with the military-industrial realm, and then entered the public zone. Cars, as mentioned earlier, were among the first ‘devices’ to start utilizing autonomy as a means of aiding the process of driving, and potentially enhancing driver experience.
Cars are now learning patterns and common traits of the driver, the routes and even the terrain, to provide a better driving experience and enhance the transportation system as a whole, with greater efficiency, real time updates, and data transfer across and from networks,
Easier Commuting, Endless Possibilities
The car of the future is bound to be connected to a network, which it must be if the manufacturers are to keep up with the technological revolution, and provide a better, all-inclusive and immersive driving experience. At present, cars are already benefiting from Google’s mapping system, which allows for better routes to be picked and potential ‘roadblocks’ to be avoided. The sky is the limit for the automotive industry, once smart technology is factored in.