The notion that your home could be connected to your car is an intriguing one. The reality of smart homes and smart cars brings to mind automatic switching on of heating and lighting in the house the moment the ignition is turned on.
However, as advancements in technology have proven in the past, the connection is going to be tremendous in the coming years.
Technology is leading the world into a future of cars connected to the home. While your mind may be tricked into envisioning owning a car much like the Batman’s ‘batmobile’ or 007’s smart rides, the smart car of the future may come with a few surprises of its own. Eyeride gives you a look into this latest development.
How Connected Cars Will Work With Smart Home Devices
The car of the future is expected to work in harmony with the home. The Internet of Things (IoT) makes it possible for physical objects to be connected to the internet. Consequently, they are able to collect information as ell exchange the same.
In recent years, it has become increasingly possible for objects in the house to communicate with inter-connected devices.
In-Vehicle Infotainment System
Years ago, owning a car was a preserve for the exceedingly wealthy. A car was viewed more like a luxurious indulgence rather than a necessity. The modern human views his or her vehicle as a statement- an extension of the owner. Modern life revolves around the car as it is necessary to move from one point to the next.
With an internet connection, you can connect your car to your home. Brands such as BMW have made progress with their drivers being able to monitor their smart home from the car via a smartphone app.
Using the vehicle dashboard, the driver can:
• Pre-heat the oven running
• Get the vacuum cleaner running
• Turn air conditioning on or off
• Switch electronics on or off
• Get an alert if something is off at home, for instance, a water leak
It is bound to get better as technology advances and you can keep an eye on things at home right from your car.
Cloud-Based Home Platform
This platform connects the car to the home via the smartphone. From the smartphone, the driver is able to operate control home appliances such as:
• A robotic cleaner
• The air conditioner
• The refrigerator
• The automatic parking control system
All digital appliances are controlled remotely for both the car and the home. They must however be cloud-based. Digitalized appliances in the home are becoming quite common as consumers embrace them for the convenience they bring to their lives.
IoT may be taking its time to catch on but as advancements in technology progress and consumers are able to access it, it will get easier for experts to access how the home to car connection is convenient for drivers.
The benefits and the convenience of being able to monitor the home from the car are very appealing. Homeowners could stop a fire or get the house cozy and warm before they open the front door.