A connected car is a vehicle that is a part of the Internet of Things (IoT). This means that they are able to communicate with parts of their own system, with each other, and with the environment. In addition to communication capability, they can have several other features. For example, features related to safety, navigation, infotainment, diagnostics, efficiency, and payments.
Currently, cars can be connected in two ways. First, they can have embedded connecting devices, like built-in antennas and chipsets. Second, cars can use hardware, which means they have a tethered connection that allows drivers to connect to their car using a smartphone. This second option is becoming more and more common.
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