In general terms, connected vehicles are equipped with internet access that automates many normal driving tasks.
- Connected vehicles use any of a number of various communication technologies to communicate with the driver.
- Cameras, radar, light detection and ranging (LIDAR) and a host of other onboard sensors are being used to capture information about road conditions, inform appropriate driving actions, and preventing potential accidents.
- Down the road, vehicles might be able to reach Level 5 autonomy and drive themselves fully without human intervention.
- Thanks to the Internet of Things, cars can communicate with each other, the road infrastructure, and, perhaps someday, even pedestrians by using “vehicle-to-everything” or “V2X” technology.