The connected car as a standard is closer than ever.
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.
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