How is Wireless Tech Enhancing Smart Automobiles?
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How is Wireless Tech Enhancing Smart Automobiles?

By Enterprise Networking Mag | Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The innovations in wireless technology have manifested themselves as highly functional applications in modern automobiles.

FREMONT, CA: The automotive industry has always been a keen user of wireless technology, now re-forming the driving landscape. Smart car manufacturers face the creative challenge of maintaining their brand's reputation while evolving to deliver the latest wireless innovations. Many car manufacturers and technology companies are working to create self-driving cars that are integrated with several wireless applications. These vehicles can facilitate safety, such as automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance, blind-spot detection, adaptive cruise control, and cross-traffic warning.

Wireless Infotainment System 

Since the first generation of the car audio system made its appearance on the market, it has been a few years. The car audio system has continuously evolved since then. Today people can use wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to connect a smartphone and other smart devices to their infotainment systems. It helps passengers to connect their mobile devices with infotainment systems, and it can also quickly and comfortably respond to voice commands, manage hands-free mode to respond to phone calls while driving. Multimedia players of high definition are also frequent in vehicles today.

With these, the future car will be more like a wheel-based smartphone. They will be operated digitally, in an autonomous manner, and will also entertain people. Automakers have unveiled autonomous cars and connected screens built into the dashboard with large infotainment systems. Drivers will become passengers once cars are autonomous, allowing them to do things they like during their travels. In self-driving vehicles, data and graphics for infotainment will not be limited to small screens but will be projected on multiple displays instead. Ultimately, future infotainment systems will be highly intuitive and customizable in autonomous cars.

Modern Wireless Communication Techniques

For autonomous driving, accurate vehicle mapping is critical. Advanced wireless communication techniques allow drivers to locate information and transmit it with considerably low latency accurately. The data collected can be used to navigate and share with other nodes effectively. Using location technologies, modern navigation applications allow users to navigate easily. The introduction of the supercharged 5G network and stuff internet will provide effective smart driving management. All connected is a modern concept in the automotive industry where vehicles are connected to nearly every physical thing in their environment and the cloud.

Exchange of Data with Cellular Connectivity

The idea of the connected vehicle uses cellular connectivity for the exchange of information. Vehicles can share information through vehicle-to-vehicle communication, such as the distance between two vehicles, traffic information, road conditions, and much more. This information can be used during heavy traffic conditions to manage and control traffic effectively. Vehicle-to-vehicle communication also provides a line of sight and non-line of sight collision avoidance systems that help drivers share road information and ultimately enhance passenger safety. There are vehicle-to-infrastructure communication systems that permit communication with security applications and digital signs to transfer location information, exchange traffic conditions information, and thus reduce congestion. Through means of mobile device applications, vehicle-to-pedestrian communication systems can detect the presence of people in the area and warn drivers and pedestrians.

Efficient Wireless Charging Technology

In the automotive industry, wireless electrical charging for vehicles is a hot top. Pioneers in engineering have already developed efficient wireless charging technology for automobiles. Wireless charging allows users to charge their cars quickly at wireless charging stations, parking lots, or at home. For better efficiency and smoother deployment in the future, wireless charging technology can be improved, and tech leaders are working towards it. For autonomous vehicles, wireless charging pads provide the ideal solution for hands-free charging. No physical connection is required for the car. If a vehicle has to charge, it will park itself after a wireless charging pad and refill it automatically without even plugging in. With no human intervention to recharge batteries, passengers will be able to focus on other concerns, knowing their cars will be ready when needed. 

Automobile manufacturers consider security as one of the most important aspects. Keyless entry with wireless technology is a handy feature of smart cars, and automatic theft warning adds to modern car security choices as well. There are many possibilities for wireless technology, and research is underway to support connected vehicles. In the automotive industry, the efficient use of wireless technology will provide a much more comfortable and safe road trip in the future.

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