July 2016 – The Connected Car

AutoProtect Review of 2016

As 2016 draws to a close AutoProtect has revisited some of the biggest motoring news stories of the year and brings you up to date.


Samsung Aquires Harman.

Connected in-car technology is nothing new. It’s likely that you have in-built sat nav, possibly entertainment systems or your car will call the emergency services if you have an accident severe enough to set off the airbags.

But the amount of web-based technology in the car is guaranteed to rise over the next few years.

Harman is a brand name renowned for innovation in the entertainment and in-car systems for decades and Samsung has now acquired them for $8 billion; clearly they’re serious about the connected car and its expected impact in the future.

“The vehicle of tomorrow will be transformed by smart technology and connectivity in the same way that simple feature phones have become sophisticated smart devices over the past decade,”

noted Young Sohn, President and Chief Strategy Officer of Samsung Electronics.

AutoProtect will be monitoring developments in this technology closely. The time when your phone will tell you something is not quite right with your car and book a visit to the local garage is nearly upon us. A real benefit when you’re managing warranty programmes for manufacturers and dealers across Europe.