Reliance Jio plans to connect 90% of the cars to Internet by 2020

By Hardik Singh | Updated Sep 09 2016
Reliance Jio plans to connect 90% of the cars to Internet by 2020
HIGHLIGHTS

Reports suggest that Jio is developing a Jio Car Connect service, which will work over OBD.

Nokia 6.1 Plus 6GB RAM @10,999

16MP+5MP rear |16MP front facing camera,6GB RAM | 64GB ROM with 10% Instant Discount on Debit & Credit Cards.

Click here to know more

While most of us are still struggling to get a Reliance Jio SIM, new information has come in about Jio’s plan to make your car connected to the Internet in the near future. According to a report by team-bhp, Jio has plans to connect a staggering 90% of the cars in India to the internet by 2020. With the rumoured Car Connect OBD (On-Board Diagnostics) service, Reliance Jio can install a hardware in your car that can project information to a software interface on the car. With this, one can access various subsystem of the car such as fuel injection, oxygen sensors and more. This helps in tuning performance as well as diagnosing any faults that the vehicle might have. That said, OBD can’t be accessed directly from a car’s console, and requires a little more technical expertise.

According to the report, Jio Car Connect will be a device that plugs in to the car’s OBD port. It will have a SIM slot, and once a Jio SIM is inserted, a Wi-Fi hotspot will be inserted. Jio may also launch a partner mobile app, via which users will be able to access apps from Reliance Jio's app suite, on the move. Users will also be able to make free calls using the Jio Join app.

The Jio Car Connect app will be made to keep a car always remain connected to the Internet. Advanced IoT features will allow versatile usability, such as turning on the AC as you walk towards it. Further data provided may include driving styles, speed alerts and panic braking details. This can, in turn, be used to keep an estimated track of paranoid car owners who are driven around by chauffeurs.

The Jio Car Connect OBD system is reportedly in development right now, and does not have a launch date specified, but Reliance is providing a preview of this system at select Jio experience zones in India. 

Source: team-bhp

Videos

Driving The Hyundai Kona Electric SUV  The Tech Inside
logo
Hardik Singh

Light at the top, this odd looking creature lives under the heavy medication of video games.

Digit caters to the largest community of tech buyers, users and enthusiasts in India. The all new Digit in continues the legacy of Thinkdigit.com as one of the largest portals in India committed to technology users and buyers. Digit is also one of the most trusted names when it comes to technology reviews and buying advice and is home to the Digit Test Lab, India's most proficient center for testing and reviewing technology products.

We are about leadership-the 9.9 kind! Building a leading media company out of India.And,grooming new leaders for this promising industry.