Samsung has already started to work in sectors other than Smartphones.
From tablets to wearables and Smart home products, the South Korean company is working on many different products at the same time.
This time around, Samsung is trying to add intelligence and connectivity to our vehicles with the help of Samsung Connect Auto.
Samsung will make this possible by using the OBD-II Diagnostics port that has been built into most vehicles over the last 20 years.
Samsung Connect Auto is intended to bring 4G connectivity to the vehicles by making use of the OBD-II Diagnostics port.
The dongle or the port will be powered by the Tizen OS. It will be able to turn your vehicle into a Wi-Fi hotspot.
The hotspot will allow many other devices to be connected to your car for seamless internet connectivity.
Samsung will launch a “Find My Car” app in the future which will help owners find their car by the data of the dongle.
The Samsung Connect Auto will also be able to monitor fuel consumption and distances traveled per journey to give the driver an indication of how they are driving and how the vehicle is performing.
Moreover, the built-in “virtual mechanic” will also provide real-time alerts to the user when their vehicle needs maintenance.
The Samsung Connect Auto will be protected by the company’s own KNOX technology.
The Connect is expected to launch in the US by the second quarter of 2016. The AT&T network support will also be available.