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Explained: How driving a connected car will benefit you

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As technology continues to develop at a rapid pace, the fact of the matter is that the age of self-driven automotive cars will soon be upon us. Various major technology companies have been hard at work trying to optimise this technology to make it feasible to be utilised in the current scenario, and this effort has paid off in dividends. In fact, in less than a decade, connected car solutions will become the norm when it comes to transportation, which is a fantastic reality to think of. Here are some of the various ways in which self-driven automotive cars can benefits society as a whole:

  1. Lowering the rate of accidents: More than 80% of road accidents are caused mainly due to the mistake of humans. Recklessness, drunk driving, lack of attention, and a host of other problems are some of the major reasons for the widespread prevalence of these accidents. By adopting and universalising the system of automotive connected cars, automated vehicles can mitigate this risk, if not eliminate it.
  2. Fewer traffic jams: Human selfishness is the primary cause for the prevalence of traffic jams in today’s day-and-age. The prevailing need to stay ahead of everyone else – no matter what the cost – is a sad truth that one needs to accept if they want to get into the root for the cause of these traffic jams. This can lead to unpleasant and unwanted situations where a massive section of the road gets caught in avoidable congestions, mainly due to this inherent selfishness. By making smart cars the norm, such traffic jams can become a thing of the past due to the logical and unselfish decision making of the AI controlling all the vehicles.
  3. Increases vehicle efficiency: The whole point of connected car solutions is to inter-connect every automotive car that will help facilitate a seamless level of integration of these vehicles and also allow for greater transparency of information. It goes without saying that this can be extremely useful during certain unforeseen situations, such as when roads might get obstructed for some reason or the other. This information can be relayed over to other cars, and they can subsequently optimise the route to avoid any unnecessary delays. The infuriating search for parking spaces can also be negated with smart AI, since they will already have perfect knowledge regarding the ideal parking space one can get.
  4. Improves overall mobility: Many people drive vehicles without a license, which is an extremely worrying statistic. Certain sections of the population like children, the disabled and elderly folk will also have a hard time availing for mobility services since they don’t have the cognitive means to drive a vehicle. Thankfully, Car-as-a-service technology can help overcome this obstacle, since cars will no longer require qualified drivers. Connected car solutions can also lead to other benefits in the same vein, such as increased speed limits (due to the lowered risk of accidents), and elimination of things like traffic personnel and traffic lights, among other things.

The points mentioned above make it clear that smart cars are the future of the automotive industry, and it’s only a matter of time before this technology becomes commonplace in the world. After all, these benefits will prove to be invaluable when it comes to uplifting the current state of mobility.

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5 Best Aviator Apps for Android

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If you are a commercial or private pilot or even a trainee, an Aviation app will be extremely helpful for you. Using it, you can get a detailed report of flight status, weather and many more directly from your Android device. Many apps are there in the market which are useful while you are flying as well. In this article, we shall check out the top 5 Aviation apps for your Android device.

Garmin Pilot

This app transforms your device into a complete navigator, offering the pilot the ability to figure out a flight route, meteorological conditions and many other features which are available in navigation apps published by Garmin. The app has a simple and interactive user interface. Since its functionality is quite similar to other popular navigation apps, if the pilot is familiar with Garmin avionics, he or she will find the app easier to use.  Using the app, the pilot can collect data from NEXRAD radar, AIRMET, TAF, check for thunderstorm and wind strength from reputed meteorological information centers in Canada and the United States.

 

MyRadar Weather Radar

This app shows you the weather around your current location in an animated format. If you are in flight, you can check quickly the weather that is on your way. It has a high definition radar which collects data from NWS and NOAA and no matter how much you zoom in, you will always find a clear report. Although the app is free, the only drawback is some ads. Those can be removed with some in-app purchases.

FlightAware Flight Tracker

This app is not exactly for a pilot, but also for a passenger who is traveling or for a person who wants to know the whereabouts of his friend or family member who is traveling. FlightAware can help you track the real-time status, even live track a commercial flight that is located anywhere in the world. You can track the flight with flight number, tail number or even source and destination. The app is free for download and has some in-app purchases which provide you some added advantages.

FltPlan Go

If you are a pilot, you must be aware of the Fltplan website. This app is a companion app for that website and brings all the useful tools of that website to your Android mobile or tablet. You will get a powerful mapping and route feature which you can use even when there is no network available. It also gives you information about FBOs and airports. If you are a private flier, the app will give you information like fuel pricing along the route, so that you can stop for a refill at a place that suits your budget. When used online, the app automatically syncs with the Fltplan website, keeping your records updated and synced.

Avare

This app is only for pilots who are flying in the United States and in certain regions of Canada. For other countries in the world, the app provides TPC charts and also ONC charts for South Asian countries. For all FAA charts, the app provides offline maps, diagrams of airports and procedures to follow at the terminal. Not only that, if any obstacles and rough terrain come along your route, you will have that information as well.

There are other useful apps like ForeFlight, Naviator, and others which provide you with a weather report, GPS along with terrain report. You can plan your flight with accurate details with the help of the data collected from these apps. If you know about any other apps that deserve a place in this list, tell us it’s name in the comments section.

 

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