Plug in the Samsung Connect Auto device for instant Wi-Fi while you drive

Samsung has figured out a way to make any car a smart, connected car. The company recently unveiled the Samsung Connect Auto, a dongle that plugs directly into the OBD II port underneath the steering wheel.

Samsung Connect Auto.
Samsung Connect Auto.

The device uses real-time alerts to help users improve their driving behavior, including increased fuel efficiency, and offers a Wi-Fi connection for passengers, even when on-the-go.

The device offers a LTE Wi-Fi hotspot so that multiple users can connect to the Internet while driving. It also provides fuel efficiency analysis to help drivers consume less fuel via algorithms that analyze miles traveled, time on the road and price per gallon. With Connect Auto, drivers also get an in-house virtual mechanic that checks the car’s status from the on-board diagnostic port and then recommends maintenance and repair services as needed.

In the event of an accident, emergency alerts notify the driver’s contacts and accident concierge services are provided and there’s also an option to download a “Find My Car” app to help locate your car in real-time using LTE and GPS.

“We have been listening to our customers and pushing boundaries to create a connected car ecosystem that seamlessly integrates our products and partner services for a better driving experience,” said Dr. Injong Rhee, Executive Vice President and Head of R&D, Software and Services, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “Through collaborations with valuable partners and experts across many industries, we are carrying out our vision of bringing IoT technology to people’s everyday lives.”


The Samsung Connect Auto will be available later this year.

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