Samsung Join Auto brings LTE knowledge to your automotive

Samsung Connect Auto brings LTE data to your car

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You did not assume Samsung would keep out of the related automotive race, did you? Positive sufficient, the Korean electronics big has unveiled its personal tackle smarter car tech within the type of Join Auto. The Tizen-powered (and Knox-secured) dongle plugs into your automotive’s OBD-II port and supplies LTE knowledge to everybody within the automotive by way of a WiFi hotspot. And like different connectors, it ought to assist together with your driving. The adapter promotes safer driving habits (together with via insurance coverage partnerships), retains tabs on upkeep, helps you discover your parked automotive and even alerts your contacts when you’re ever concerned in an accident.

Join Auto will probably be obtainable internationally, however it might take some time to succeed in your nook of the globe. It’s going to first be out there within the US, the place an AT&T-based mostly mannequin will launch within the second quarter of the yr. It is too quickly to say how nicely Samsung will fare. There isn’t any scarcity of related automotive add-ons, and easily having a well-known identify will not assure success. Nevertheless, the corporate has lofty ambitions. It is making an attempt to create an entire web-savvy automotive ecosystem, and it has the assistance of massive companions like AT&T, China Unicom, Right here and Orange — Samsung might ‘win’ just by turning into the de facto selection for automotive know-how upgrades.

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