It’s not just brand new vehicles that can be considered smart cars. Today Samsung launches Samsung Connect Auto, a plug-in module that can transform any car with an OBD II port in a smart car, connected into the Internet of Things.
Powered by Tizen, Samsung Connect Auto is a small dongle that features a GPS receiver, LTE modem, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. It has been designed to provide drivers with real-time feedback so they can adjust their driving style and improve fuel efficiency. More than this, the dongle also gives the car and its occupants with a Wi-Fi connection.
This could save people money by tracking their fuel efficiency and by highlighting faults before they become more serious and end up generating costly repair bills.
The dongle plugs into the on-board diagnostics (OBD II) found underneath the steering wheel in most modern cars, especially those produced in the past decade.