This “spike” Samsung Transform your old car in a connected car
Is a frustrating while every car that arrives in dealerships is equipped with a host of technologies that are difficult to apply, retroactively, to our old car. But that will not be the case connected car. Samsung has just introduced its system Samsung Auto Connect, such a compact as a pen drive device, connected to our car can provide such interesting features as GPS vehicle location, remote monitoring of consumption, volume of fuel in the tank, or even maintenance periods, access point Wi-Fi, and many other features will be added in the coming years.
Operation of Samsung Auto Connect is as simple as Connect a kind of pen drive to OBD II port, the data bus of the control of our car. This compact device as a Wi-Fi access is integrated to provide internet to passengers, and a data connection that our car is permanently connected to the network.
Perhaps the latter is the only one a priori causes us some doubts, since the system will be dependent on a data connection, with consequent fees. Samsung has already signed agreements with some technology operators such as Orange, to launch its services in Europe connected car.
To stay connected to the OBD II port, this device is able to provide real-time information, from any place where we enjoy internet connection, the data recorded on the exchange. As our consumption data, or routes we have done in recent days (thanks to its built-in GPS) to help us acquire habits of efficiency and economy to save fuel. Samsung also sees and the possibility that such data could be shared, consumer choice, with insurance, so that a low car use could result in savings in the insurance policy.
The geolocation vehicle, plus save some surreal moment in the parking lot of a shopping center, you can give us peace of mind, as a solution to mitigate theft. But obviously this solution is not the most suitable for this purpose. It is also interesting feature that will allow us to monitor remotely from our mobile, tablet, or computer, we kilometers remaining until the next scheduled visit to the workshop to carry out maintenance work.
The interesting thing, beyond this first step, is that this system, which will soon arrive in dealerships, It will be integrated into the software development kits (SDK) for Samsung for developers to imagine new functions and develop their own applications to increase the possibilities of this technology connected car.
And the best, no doubt that this system will be compatible with any modern car, even those who do not enjoy browser or connection interfaces for mobile phones.