Connectivity is the key to today's living as every aspect of life becomes increasingly interconnected. Whether at work, home or out and about, technology has made it possible for people to stay in touch at any time. As information flows from one device to another, it gives users constant access. The latest device to tap into this grid is the car.
Being connected with the outside world, even while driving, is a big appeal to customers. They want to talk and even browse the Internet from the comfort of their car. All this and more is now possible, thanks to car applications that have been developed by companies such as Livio and Broadcom (News - Alert). Livio is a startup company that has made big inroads in connected vehicle offerings. To optimize on this trend, Ford has recently acquired Livio and through this strategy, Ford plans to make its models more appealing to customers.
Another company that is involved in creating car applications is Broadcom. They specialize in making semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. They make semiconductor chips to provide infotainment inside cars using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology. The best part about these devices is that it comes with multi-seat displays, so everyone in the car can enjoy entertainment.
The applications developed by these companies are likely to enhance customers' experience while driving. An advantage with connected cars is that they are capable of self-diagnosing the problem with car and even reporting them to the nearest mechanic shop. It can also proactively help drivers to navigate through routes, so that they can steer away from traffic delays. It is also likely to provide additional safety benefits for the driver as well.
These applications represent a big step in the world of car technology. This is also expected to increase the appeal of cars to customers. At a larger level, this marks an important step in M2M technology because it helps people to stay connected even while driving.
Edited by Alisen Downey