The Effect of IoT on the Auto Industry
Internet of Things is already generating its ripples in every sphere of our planet. From our homes to workplaces, this phenomenon called IoT has triggered the next digital revolution. But let’s draw our attention to the impactful enhancements, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and IoT has made on our Auto Industry.
Smart Cars- a royal driving experience
IoT connected cars or smart cars are becoming the bread and butter of the Auto industry. As per recent reports, by 2020 over 380 million smart cars are expected to be on the road. Automakers have noticed this trend and are investing heavily in the race to building the smartest car on the planet. Smart cars offer a unique driving experience while being connected with the world while on the go.
Want to know how IoT is making smart cars even smarter? Read on:
1. Ultimate Connectivity
With IoT, every inch of the car and portable devices used inside the car can be connected to the internet. Just like the Tesla app, remote access to your car’s functionalities such as locking or unlocking doors, switching on the lights or ignition, etc. will be just a few taps away. Imagine being able to warm up the car engine while you are in the office lift making your way to the parking lot. Fascinating, right?
2. Best-ever Infotainment
We know how dependent we are on our GPS for navigation purposes. Smart cars replace traditional in-built GPS systems with excellent navigational tools. Also, with effortless app integration, your IoT connected car app will play the same role as your smartphone app. Now you can replace the in-built stereo system and play your favorite song on gaana.com. Or simply ask “Alexa! Play the top 10 Bollywood songs”. Watching YouTube videos, scheduling a doctor’s appointments or hearing a live match score is possible with IoT. Wouldn’t you agree that IoT is the best thing to have happened to the Auto Industry.
3. Software updates
Internet connectivity in vehicles allows car companies to release software updates in real-time. Updating the in-vehicle software apps of your smart car to its latest version for better and enhanced features is as important as it is for any other smart device., and that’s possible with IoT.
4. Improved vehicle security
Connected car owners can stay rest assured that their car is safe and secure with the latest theft protection policies. Lost your key?! No worries; but only if you are a smart car owner. IoT enables car owners to unlock their cars using a mobile app. In case your car gets stolen, the smart car alarm will send a quick alert and help find the car location using its GPS system. Further, by integrating powerful software development kits (SDKs) into the vehicle, automatic scheduling of periodic vehicle maintenance and monitoring of vehicle health is effortless.
5. Enforce safe driving habits
Smart cars are much better at preparing drivers to commute safely. These cars interact with the IoT sensors on the roads by gathering the information on the cloud servers and get real-time updates on the road condition. Likewise, IoT powered vehicles help their drivers pick safer and less hazardous routes to commute. Also, if the driver is distracted or fatigued, connected cars interact with these sensors on the road to again alert the driver to correct the vehicle to a safer driving condition.
As per a recent research report, around 20% of people have had a near-miss or a crash due to the use of mobile phones while driving. With connected cars, you can keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road, and let your car do all the talking.
With IoT, the future of the Auto Industry is certainly exciting. Now cars can be driven, parked or controlled with a single tap of a button and the era when driverless cars will be seen on the roads is not too far. IoT is conquering and connecting all the spheres of our modern world. The future is bright.