The experience of driving is revolutionizing with beyond imagination technology slowly paving its way inside cars. The concept of a Smart car is not one that has to necessarily be heavy on your pockets. While there are a lot of smart cars in the market from top brands, you do not need to change your vehicle to experience this strong drift in technology. With some basic gadgets that integrate your driving experience with high-tech comfort, here are a few gadgets that you might consider for your smart car.
This tiny gadget that can safely rest in your car’s glove box comes with a companion app that integrates your car to your smart phone. Using this app, you no longer need to manually remember where you parked your vehicle. The gadget will automatically track elevation through its sensors to remind you precisely what level you parked in. The app also reminds you to enter the time when park into a metered spot and reminds you to reach back to your car before your meter-time expire and you are charged with a ticket.
An optional feature is to enable the DND mode. Through this mode,AwareCar will enable Do Not Disturb mode on your smart phone whenever it senses that you are driving, thus preventing unnecessary interruptions during your drive. Using the If This Than That (IFTTT) feature users can relate functions together and create unique behaviors.
- Brainiac Central
Connecting to your car’s On Board Diagnostic System (OBDII) this gadget adds a mind of its own to your vehicle. By providing you with the complete on-screen data about your car’s diagnostics it can give you details about your engine so that you can plan your trips and vehicle’s performance and save on fuel. By linking your gadget to a cloud based account, Brainiac sends daily stats about your vehicle to your account so you can easily review them later.
A tiny black block that connects with the OBD II port underneath your port, Vinli adds three layers to your car’s internal system. Adding multi-level connectivity with its WiFi Hotspot and Bluetooth connectivity for all your mobile devices, this tiny gadget can help you access the amazing power of internet connectivity in your vehicle. Vinli has its own set of apps that bring amazing features to your driving. Otto app lets you access your car’s diagnostics and the Beagle app allows you to set a geofence around a set area.
The sensors in the gadget can sense if your vehicle has been in a crash and get you connected with help via Ecall. In case of other emergencies it can bring you immediate help from nearby garages and dealerships.
Connecting to OBD II port in your car this gadget collects all the terabytes of data that your car creates in its diagnostics and uploads it your cloud account. Integrated with a companion app it lets you design special actions like locking/unlocking doors, locating your vehicle, alerting you when you go over speed limits, unlock the trunk, track mileage, fuel consumption and send or receive information about whether conditions and vehicle safety systems.
- FOBO Tire
An advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) this gadget connects with your android or apple smartphone using Bluetooth and brings you daily stats on the health of your tires. Powered by replaceable batteries that can last for 2 years at a stretch, FOBO works round the clock, even when your engine is off.
- Samsung Connect Auto
Connecting under your dashboard, this gadget brings you 4G-connectivity to your car. It also keeps collecting all your essential stats and updates you via real time alerts. These alerts can help you in improving your driving techniques and save on fuel.
Using gadgets that convert your car into a smarter one, you can save in the long run on parking tickets, fuel wastage and maintenance and at the same time give you a more cutting edge experience in driving.