A look at the future: Smartphone integration in cars

A look at the future: Smartphone integration in cars

Smartphone integration is becoming a huge part of automotive technology. As the technology on our smartphone continues to evolve, so does the communicative technology between our phones and cars. Interested in what the future has in store for automotive smartphone integration? Here are some features to get excited about.

Fuel and maintenance tracking

With the release of Ford’s FordPass app, we have seen the very beginning of remote fuel and maintenance tracking. With this app and the company’s SYNC Connect monitoring hardware you can keep track of your fuel levels on your smartphone and receive alerts when it’s time to fill up. Better yet you can keep track of your car’s servicing schedule, so you ensure your servicing stays up to date and make your way to a mechanic if the system finds an issue. It’s predicted that this will become a standard feature in car models to come.

GPS tracking

It is predicted that GPS tracking for cars and other vehicles will become a standard feature. This technology allows you to keep track of your car’s location if you lend your car to a friend or family member or if your car is stolen. It’s also a handy feature if you forget where you parked your car.

Improved hands-free

Bluetooth is still the primary mode of connectivity between your phone and car. It’s come a long way since its introduction in the early 2000s. Bluetooth systems are now being released that allow you to run and control Google Maps and Spotify via your steering wheel. Voice activated control is also evolving rapidly and is predicted to reduce our reliance on physical buttons in cars.
Looking to upgrade your smartphone integration? At GC Car Audio we have a wide range of smartphone integration services for both Apple and Android users. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are expertly designed to help you get the most out of your mobile phone whilst driving, without compromising your safety. Simply give us a call or visit our Gold Coast store.

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