A connected car now requires more than just an internet connection. Startups are looking to transform transportation by making cars — and their drivers — smarter, safer, and more efficient.
Advances in wireless technology are making cars more capable. Startups in the connected car space are deploying sensors, 3D mapping, and artificial intelligence to enable vehicles to communicate with each other, and to help drivers navigate the roads more safely and efficiently.
We define connected car tech as any technology that connects vehicles to an external network or enhances the driving experience through real-time diagnostic feeds, smart navigation features, or vehicle detection tools to prevent accidents.
Funding and deals in the connected vehicle tech space hit record levels in 2017. This jump shows that connected car tech has been more feasible to implement at scale, despite funding being recently outpaced by autonomous vehicle tech.