AirWire Technologies partners Reliance Jio to bring connected car apps & services to IndiaBy : CIOL Writers |February 27, 2017 0
AirWire Technologies has partnered Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd to provide AirWire’s Connected Car IoT Device incorporating AirWire’s patented antenna technology to Indian users. The AirWire Connected Car Device operates in Jio’s pan-India advanced 4G/LTE Network enabling Connect Car apps and services such as hotspot features, location-based apps, automobile telematics, security and safety.
“We are pleased to offer a Connected Car Device for India, manufactured in India, in partnership with Jio,” said Debashis Bagchi, AirWire Technologies President & CEO. “Jio’s commitment and focus on the Connected Car market will provide the world with the first countrywide deployment of this technology. Jio’s deployment strategy will validate the value of big data analytics to enhance the consumer’s satisfaction with vehicle driving and ownership.”
The AirWire Connected Car device seamlessly uploads important vehicle data to the cloud for analysis and enables convenient and useful apps and services to the consumer’s smartphones. When plugged into the car’s OBD port, the device enables WiFi and Bluetooth through which smartphone apps provide communication, cinema, TV, music, games, location data and vehicle telematics. The device allows smartphones to enable apps like Geo Fencing amongst others.
“Jio has been working closely with AirWire in developing this unique product to enable a suite of services and apps that will make the driving experience unique for the consumers. Jio’s partnership with AirWire provides the connected car device platform in the vehicle for our connected car initiative, Jio Car Connect. Driving, owning, maintaining and securing the vehicle will now fundamentally change with Jio Car Connect and the AirWire device,” said Reliance Jio.
The device that is currently in trial mode provides vehicle information to the user through a smartphone app. The device can immobilise the vehicle at the time of the theft, the alert owner about car movement and locate the car. It can also provide all vital information like oil stats, tire pressure, water levels, fuel info, battery change alerts. It can alert the mobile phone users if the connected car isn’t locked properly. It provides the data necessary for the app to display information on driving habits such as speed alerts, panic braking details and also speed limits set by choice.
This can be useful for those who want to keep a check on their drivers. Future services include providing alerts and data for critical vehicle maintenance, performance and entertainment.