Connected car merges into the mainstream
Connected cars will be among the key technology trends of 2015 and beyond. These powerful elements of the Internet of Things will ultimately transform the traveling experience, adding entertainment and communications options as well as greater car reliability and safety. Samsung is playing a central role in making the connected car vision a reality.
Growing usage of in-vehicle sensor technologies such as cameras, lasers and GPS as part of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) features.
Voice-activated apps, in-vehicle cameras and heads-up displays (HUDs) will be key to achieving the safe use of mobile technology in both cars and trucks alike.
Connecting mobile devices and apps to embedded auto systems: Music, videos, phone calls, social media notifications, GPS, etc.
Gartner's study shows 22% of U.S. vehicle owners are to some extent interested in purchasing songs, audio books or movies in their cars.
Using mobile devices to unlock/start the car to directing the car to automatically park itself and return (BMW).
Including automatic software updates to the car’s smart systems.
On demand, real time traffic information
Weather and news information
Real-time parking spot finder capability
Driving assessment and coaching on how to save on fuel and be a better driver
Gartner predicts that 58% of U.S. and 53% of German vehicle owners want tech firms – like Samsung - not car companies, to take the in-vehicle technology steering wheel.
A significant percentages of drivers and passengers will be carrying Samsung smartphones, tablets and wearables.
Samsung 24%of the Smartphone Market, world leader.
BMW/Samsung alliance to include support for Galaxy Gear smartwatch in the BMW i3 electric car.
Rear seat entertainment based on Tab 4 7-inch tablet; screen sharing; convenient touch screen control.
AT&T Drive Partnership – Collaboration on Drive apps and features on test vehicles from Audi, Tesla and Subaru.
Source: IDG Content Partnership