What is the connected car?
Connected Consumer: Today, consumers stay connected through navigation systems or hands-free phone calling in their vehicle.
Driver Assists: A variety of driver assists are on sale that can monitor the roadway and provide information or help in meeting challenges.
Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V): Work is underway to develop system where cars can “talk” to each other so one automobile can alert other vehicles that there is a crash ahead, warning drivers to slow down.
Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I): “Smart” intersections can allow stop signs and traffic lights to communicate with vehicles, as sensors report if another vehicle is running a red light. Traffic lights could be synchronized to improve traffic flow — and fuel efficiency — and if there is only one vehicle sitting at a traffic light late at night, the light could be programmed to turn green.
Autonomous Vehicles: Ultimately, these technologies and others will culminate at some point in the future in autonomous, or self-driving, vehicles that can drive themselves for longer and longer periods of time.
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