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Auto Industry Finding Big Use for M2M Tech

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Auto Industry Finding Big Use for M2M Tech


December 26, 2012

By Oliver VanDervoort, Contributing Writer


In the world of Machine to Machine (M2M) technology, different uses for the technology seem to be growing every day. While there have been a ton of different uses for the technology, it seems that the auto industry may be taking the most advantage of M2M. It appears that one of the main reasons for the adaptation of M2M is the many different ways in which the auto industry can implement the technology, a technological circle of life of sorts.


Whether you are talking about the different technologies that Mercedes Benz has implemented in order to make their cars safer or BMW’s Connected Drive online route guide, there are more and more reasons for automotive makers to incorporate M2M technology into their vehicles. It seems that in this new age, a vehicle that doesn’t come equipped with some kind of Internet connectivity is pre-installed. This can be anything from the ability to access an Internet Radio station like Pandora (News - Alert) to some high tech models actually allowing drivers to search the internet.

Using Daimler’s car2go project, drivers can use a card and a specially installed reader, allowing them to pick up a rental car that is part of the program and drive it around town. They then are able drop it off at one of the car2go corrals, and swipe their card again, that wirelessly checks the rental car back in. All of this can be done without having to employ someone to manually check the cars out or back in.

A new technology that detects traffic jams that allows drivers to avoid them swiftly and smoothly is coming for a wide variety of cars. All of these new techs teaming up show that in the long run, the auto industry really might be the future of the M2M market.




Edited by Carlos Olivera

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