Smart Assistants Take To The Road
HWM Singapore|February 2019

The connected car as a standard is closer than ever.

Marcus Wong

A CONNECTED WORLD

CES 2019 has just come to an end, with 5G and Wi-Fi 6 announcements deservedly taking to the forefront. In a nutshell, the two technologies will give you faster wireless data connectivity both in and out of the home. Wi-Fi 6 enables simultaneous connection of more devices at a wider range than before, and 5G promises better connectivity everywhere with better speeds, allowing you to do more.

Call it moving from the connected home to the connected world. In that aspect, the other development worth noting is how Smart Assistants are moving out from the home onto the roads. The term “smart car” as we envision it probably brings to mind autonomous driving vehicles that not only take you from one place to the other, but park themselves perfectly too.

How cars will be the bridge between your smartphone and smart home

That’s certainly something automobile manufacturers are working towards, but today’s cars are actually plenty smart too, with the ability to connect your mobile phone to the in-dash system for entertainment or navigation purposes. This year, cars have gone further, with device makers and telcos like Verizon putting in the full smart assistant experience by way of connected car accessories that come with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. Connected cars are also coming with their own cellular connection thanks to embedded SIM cards, hence taking away reliance on your mobile phone.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM HWM SINGAPOREView All

CLOSING THE GENDER GAP IN TODAY'S TECH INDUSTRY

Although gender discrimination is illegal today, the gender gap still persists, ranging from subtle to obvious in every industry. The tech industry is no exception.

5 mins read
HWM Singapore
May 2021

Artistic And Multi-Faceted Gameplay

Fantasian is an all-new fantasy role-playing game developed for the Apple Arcade and published by independent Japanese studio Mistwalker. If that doesn’t ring a bell, the studio is led by one Hironobu Sakaguchi, or as many gamers know him, the creator of Final Fantasy.

4 mins read
HWM Singapore
May 2021

Leading The Charge For 2021 Gaming Notebooks

ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 (G533)

4 mins read
HWM Singapore
May 2021

A Relaxing Thrill Ride

Monster Hunter: Rise

3 mins read
HWM Singapore
May 2021

A Piece Of Charging Art

Belkin Boost Charge Pro 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe

3 mins read
HWM Singapore
May 2021

An Ode To LG Mobile

In April 2016, the cover story for the month’s issue of HWM was Samsung vs LG. It was an in-depth look at the two Korean electronics giants. Samsung had just launched the Galaxy S7 and LG, the modular G5. In just a few months after that story was published, Samsung’s follow up Note 7 devices would suffer battery failures and meltdowns. The entire line had to be recalled. It was undoubtedly a PR disaster and Samsung’s reputation took a major hit that many thought would take years to rebuild.

5 mins read
HWM Singapore
May 2021

This Monitor Does (Almost) Everything LG UltraGear 27GN950

LG’s UltraGear 27GN950 is a 4K gaming monitor that has pulled out all the stops to deliver a premium screen for gaming, content creation, and media consumption. And it has pretty much succeeded.

4 mins read
HWM Singapore
April 2021

Truly Lightweight And Powerful

Dyson Digital Slim

4 mins read
HWM Singapore
April 2021

Breaking The Glass Ceiling

How women in tech succeed in a male-dominated industry

4 mins read
HWM Singapore
April 2021

Thinking Of Joining Clubhouse? The Membership Fee Could Be Your Privacy

With leading media and business influencers such as Oprah Winfrey, Kanye West, Drake and Elon Musk enthusing about Clubhouse, the invitation-only ‘drop-in audio’ app has created massive awareness and interest globally, even though it’s still in beta mode. It claims to have 10 million users, up from 2 million in January 2021, and its US$1 billion valuation makes it a tech unicorn ranking alongside the likes of Uber and AirBnb.

4 mins read
HWM Singapore
April 2021