What we once thought would only happen in movies or cartoons has finally arrived: today we live with electric, autonomous and connected vehicles being a part of our lives.
But what is the difference between each of them? Where does the Compass mark technological progress?
Let’s start by saying that vehicles that control their own movement without driver intervention and use artificial intelligence (AI) are considered autonomous vehicles.
On the other hand, electric cars are those that do not require fuel to run and although they have become a solution due to the need for mobility options, it is true that there are still some issues that hinder their adoption, for example For example, the high cost to the consumer or the need to build adequate charging infrastructure.
Now, thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), a connected car can become a Wi-Fi hotspot, allowing the user to connect various devices to the Internet to stream, explore, share and much more from the road Is.
Another advantage of having a connected vehicle is telemetry, which allows active tracking to monitor vehicles’ location, as well as speed and mileage, in real time. The device can generate notifications and audible alarms in case of violations of driving rules, report vehicle status and driving habits and ultimately reduce the risk of fines and accidents.
Currently, around 342 million cars are connected to the Internet worldwide. Furthermore, it is predicted that by 2025, one in two vehicles on the roads of the European Union and the United States will be connected.