There are a wide variety of applications for connected cars, which can be broken down into single vehicle and fleet use:
Single-Vehicle Applications Safety
This is the classic Onstar example. Car connectivity allows for drivers to alert EMS professionals if they get in an accident and are injured, or to contact towing companies and repairmen for flat tires, breakdowns, and the like. Also alerts drivers about troublesome weather or traffic ahead.
Connected cars are able to provide navigation services, as well as list nearby amenities like restaurants, auto shops, and gas stations. With the emergence of voice control on digital devices, drivers can access and manipulate these features while keeping their hands where they should be: on the wheel.
By syncing with mobile devices, connected cars can play songs, create WiFi hotspots, and give access to social media, messaging, and mobile office applications.
Connected cars can collect vehicle usage and service data, in order to send drivers oil change reminders and alerts about car issues like low tire pressure.
Fleet ApplicationsVehicle Efficiency & Usage
Connected fleet vehicles can collect vehicle performance and usage data to help companies improve their vehicle efficiency, keep up on vehicle maintenance, and ultimately, reduce operational costs.
Connected car systems can record and analyze driver routes, patterns, vehicle usage, and driving habits, ensuring drivers drive safely and efficiently at all times.
By keeping track of route data, fleet companies can take steps to find the fastest routes, which can improve fuel usage and operational costs.
For those with a large fleet of vehicles that all look the same, finding the exact vehicle you need can be a challenge. Geolocation allows you to pinpoint the exact vehicle you need within a radius of three feet.