AirWire Technologies (AirWire) announced that it has been selected by Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (Jio) to provide AirWire’s Connected Car IoT Device incorporating AirWire’s patented antenna technology to customers in India. The AirWire Connected Car Device operates in Jio’s pan-India advanced 4G/LTE Network, enabling connect car apps and services such as hotspot features, location-based apps, automobile telematics, plus added security and safety.
The AirWire Connected Car Device attaches to the vehicle’s OBD-II port over a cable in the vehicle. The device provides uninterrupted connectivity through Reliance Jio’s advanced 4G LTE network. The device seamlessly uploads important vehicle data to the cloud for analysis and enables convenient apps to be accessed through the consumer’s smartphone. When plugged into the car’s OBD-II port, the device enables WiFi and Bluetooth through which smartphone apps provide communication, video, TV, music, games, location data and vehicle telematics. The device allows smartphones to enable apps like Geo Fencing, amongst others.
“We are pleased to offer a connected car device for India, manufactured in India, in partnership with Jio,” said Debashis Bagchi, AirWire Technologies president and CEO. “Jio’s commitment and focus on the connected car market will provide the world the first countrywide deployment of this technology. Jio’s deployment strategy will validate the value of big data analytics to enhance the consumer’s satisfaction with vehicle driving and ownership.”
The AirWire Connected Car device can immobilize the vehicle at the time of theft, alert the owner about car movement and then locate the vehicle. It can also provide all the vital telematics data users need, such as oil stats, tire pressure, liquid levels, fuel info, and battery charge alerts. It provides the data necessary for the app to display information on driving habits such as speed alerts, panic braking details and also speed limits set by choice.
The product is currently in field trial and will be available in quantity soon.