MWC 2017 : Reliance Jio To Offer Connected Car Services In India

After acquiring more than 100 million users Reliance Jio is now planning to offer connected car solutions in India. The company has now partnered with AirWire Technologies to offer the same on Indian roads, across its 4G LTE network coverage areas.

An announcement in this regard is expected at the ongoing MWC 2017 in Barcelona.

The Jio connected car solutions include offering wifi hotspot, location based services, automobile telematics, security and safety.

So, how exactly the Jio connected car app works?

The AirWire Connected Car Device attaches to the vehicle’s OBD-II (on-board diagnostics) port over a cable in the vehicle. The device provides connectivity through Reliance Jio’s 4G LTE network. The device 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.

The AirWire Connected Car device provides vehicle information to the user through a smartphone app. The device can immobilize the vehicle at the time of theft, alert owner about car movement and locate car. It can 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.

The AirWire connected car device is made in India and the applications are developed by both Reliance Jio and Airwire.

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