Krystal Temple

Paving the Way for the Intelligent Connected Car

Cars are no longer just a means of transportation. Today cars often serve as mobile offices and entertainment centers while safely transporting us from point A to point B. According to a United States Census Bureau survey, Americans spend more than 100 hours a year commuting to work. And because we spend so much time in our cars, we need them to be connected.

With mobile devices now outnumbering human beings in the United States and more than 24 billion connected devices predicted by 2020 more and more consumer electronic devices are being brought into the vehicle. So the need for seamless communication between drivers, our vehicles and mobile devices is clear, and Intel is working toward delivering just that – connected driving experiences that are  safe and secure.

Imagine walking up to your car and having cameras and sensors inside of it identify you as its driver and adjust internal settings according to your preferences. Once you’re inside, the car instantly recognizes any phone or tablet you have with you and seamlessly allows you to connect and interact with those devices, hands free to minimize driver distraction. While driving, the car can detect when you may be talking to a passenger while stopped at a traffic light and alert you as the light turns green.

Intel In-Vehicle Infotainment

Conversely, imagine that your car is parked in a downtown garage and you’re away from it when another car bumps your vehicle. Your infotainment system senses the incident and sends data to the cloud that triggers an alert on your mobile device. That alert is accompanied by a video view of the car’s surroundings, both before and after the incident, so you can take action as needed.

By working with automakers, Intel aims to use cutting-edge technology to deliver state-of-the-art information and entertainment features.  As the driving experience becomes more intelligent and personal, the vehicle is truly an extension of our digital lives while on the go.