With smartphone interrogation technology constantly growing, driving with your smartphone has never been safer. Looking to improve your hands-free or voice command capabilities? Here are some essential smartphone interrogation features you need for your car.
Pretty much all cars now come with in-built Bluetooth connectivity. This system is one of the most reliable form of hands-free technology and has come a long way since its arrival in the early 2000s. Bluetooth allows you to call and converse with people on the phone without looking away from the road. You can also stream audiobooks, music and podcasts via your phone so you can keep yourself entertained while stuck in traffic or during a long commute.
While Bluetooth is a great feature on its own, it can be optimised using voice recognition software. This way you can easily make phone calls without touching your phone at all. Simply say, “Call mum” and let your phone do the rest. You can even use voice commands to send and receive text messages without even looking at your phone.
Most people today rely on smartphone apps for their GPS navigation. With hands-free technology you can hear the directions clearly through your car’s speakers without constantly having to glance down at your phone’s screen. Some systems even allow you to use voice commands to plan or re-route journeys.
USB connection and auxiliary input
While this technology is a little more old-school now, if you’re ever having issues with Bluetooth technology, it’s always good to have a backup. Better yet, USB connections allow you to charge your phone as you drive, so you can revive your smartphone if the battery runs out.
Want to optimise your smartphone integration? At GC Car Audio we stock world-renowned digital car assistants, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, to help you drive hands-free. With these smartphone integration systems, you can receive turn-by-turn directions, make calls, send and receive messages, listen to music, and much more. For more information, call us or visit our Gold Coast store.