Currently, we are in the realm of a technological revolution, and mobile technology is a huge part of this innovation. Cars are being developed with the latest in connectivity controls and handy features to make the driving experience safer and customised. Alongside in-car technology, smartphones are also integrating with everything from homes to vehicles, and this fluidity between devices is bringing a host of benefits for drivers. Car companies and manufacturers are creating the next generation of vehicles to bring drivers safe, secure and efficient modes of transport that also offer maximum productivity controls.
Take a look at how technology is revolutionising the car industry, and how it could affect your driving.
Connectivity on the go
With the demand for connectivity everywhere you go, it is no surprise that the latest car models are equipped to handle everything from telephone calls to Internet access. Many cars that are purchased in the current market are considered based on their connectivity features as a priority over other aspects. It’s not just the standard features that also attract people to newer models, but also that of how well they integrate with the latest smartphones. For users, this enables productivity on the go and personalised information at the touch of a button.
The future of data collection
Your vehicle collects tons of data about the performance, safety, and condition of each element of your car. This information at present is used by mechanics and garages to diagnose faults and repair your vehicle. But in the future, it could be used for a host of other things, which could, in turn, be used by third parties such as for insurance and legal purposes. This could be handy for law enforcement or suchlike for anyone accused of fleeing the scene of a traffic accident. However, there is a grey area surrounding data usage and collection about cars and how much of it is based on information about the driver. But as this sector develops, it will be questioned significantly to protect the privacy of consumers.
Apps improving car journeys
Mobile technology is often associated with smart applications on your phone, and there is a host of popular apps that improve journey time and fuel-efficiency. This innovation in apps makes it easy to access the latest tools to enhance driving experiences, but as with other features you have on your phone, it will be using the data collected to feedback information to the developers and potentially third parties. After you’ve used these apps, you can make sure everything is deleted to protect your privacy.
There’s no getting away from the fact that the next generation of cars will be interconnected to car companies and potential government bodies in the future, which could mean being in complete control of your vehicle might be a thing of the past. Companies are heavily investing in this area, and iconic brands such as Tesla are leading the way in self-drive, eco-friendly and connected vehicles. It’s an exciting time for car production and technology is the perfect way to complement its progression.