In future, if Intel has its way, your car will SMS you if it is hit with a strong force and can even stream live videos to your mobile phone!
According to a report, Intel is working on an app that would connect the electronics within the car with the Internet, so the users can get updates even when they are not there in the vicinity of their car. It can also send commands to car as well.
The system developed by Intel and its team of researchers uses an Atom processor embedded custom circuit board which acts as an interface with the car electronics and connects itself to a cloud server. The app under development will work on both Android and Apple platforms.
The app can be made to do some other simple things such as opening the door of the car and get it start. The users can choose to view the video feed right away or it can be archived for later viewing. The app will be helpful for those users who do not feel comfortable parking the car at new places such as malls; with such an app they can feel assured about the safety of their cars.
Intel may also add few other features such as sharing car performance data with the car manufacturer later. It could also help law enforcement agencies to collect data on the driving behaviour of that user. Another catch is the connectivity; users can’t really depend on the car every time to contact them, as the network may vary depending upon the location.