Most people already know that Bluetooth is a short-range, wireless communications standard and some might even have Bluetooth headphones, game controllers or mobile phone headsets. In the world of car audio and electronics, however, it’s been taken to a whole new level. Bluetooth is a secure, fast and high bandwith option, making it ideal for a wide range of mobile uses.
Here are a few common applications of Bluetooth in vehicles today:
- Bluetooth enabled AV receivers can communicate wirelessly with your smart phone to play music, take calls, make calls, send and receive text messages,send and receive emails, plot GPS routes and more. With many jurisdictions making it illegal to talk on your phone and/or text while driving, hands-free systems provide a legal, safe alternative. It’s a powerful way to stay in touch with others, and to control your vehicle’s mobile electronics.
- Bluetooth-enabled GPS receivers can be used to sync information with your phone, and many offer GPS systems can add additional features like two-way calling without taking your phone out of your pocket or purse.
- Bluetooth backup camera systems communicate with your phone, adding features to your camera screen or mirror with no wires required.
- Bluetooth devices can be used to remotely start vehicles, lock doors, sound alarms, open garage doors and more, effectively replacing car keys and remotes in many situations. Soon your Bluetooth-enabled phones will be able to do most of those things for you.
- If a new AV receiver (also called head unit or car radio) is not in your budget, a simple Bluetooth adapter will let you stream audio directly from any Bluetooth-enabled phone to a basic car stereo. Many factory stereo systems also have some hands-free Bluetooth options.
- If you have a health monitor for an issue like diabetes, new Bluetooth car displays can take data from a wearable blood-glucose monitor and display that information on your console.
- In the near future, cars will communicate issues like engine problems and low tire pressure with your phone, computer and other vehicles using Bluetooth.
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The Future is Bluetooth:
- Bluetooth is one of the technologies that Google used to create self-driving cars, transmitting information from various onboard cameras, radar sensors, laser range finders and other devices to a central computer that drives the vehicle. While it seems like something out of science fiction, many believe that self-driving vehicles will be ready for purchase within the next decade.
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