When Cars Become Smarter Than Humans

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The world today is characterized by a constant technological progress. For the automotive industry the digital revolution brings a complete automation and computerization of systems. Modern cars have access to the Internet as well as unlimited opportunities to remote control. Users can install the application and with the help of smartphones unlock their cars, find the location of the car, or remotely activate the climate control system. Drivers can also benefit from predictive systems which bypass traffic jams, notify speeding and improve safety. Take a look at the 4 latest technologies for the connected cars.

Car Diagnostic

Diagnostic tools collect critical car performance data such as engine speed/load, pressures and temperatures. Then diagnostic report is transmitted to the owner, the owner’s preferred dealership, or to the vehicle manufacturer. The timely detection of negative changes in the car performance data allows preventing serious vehicle breakdowns.


Navigation service allows the driver to receive verbal and/or visual instructions to guide them to their place of destination. Car navigation systems receive signals from satellites and identify the vehicle’s position and direction by combining that data with the information obtained from onboard sensors.

Traffic reports

The purpose of a traffic report service is to inform the driver about the current traffic situation in the area where they are driving, the information may be delivered to the driver verbally or visually. Having the information about traffic jams drivers may change their route to avoid wasting time in heavy traffic.


The self-parking system allows drivers park their cars at the touch of a button or by remote control from outside the car. The system can find a parking space using ultrasonic sensors and park the car by itself. A self-parking car can fit into smaller spaces than most drivers can manage on their own. The same technology can be used for collision avoidance systems and even for self-driving cars.

Learn more on connected cars and in particular In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems in our white paper “Why Choose Qt Framework for In-Vehicle Infotainment”

PSA Marketing Team


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