Samsung’s Internet of Things push continues, but this time it wants to be inside your car. It announced Samsung Connect Auto at Mobile World Congress, a dongle that adds smart connectivity to cars that are, well, dumb. The good news is Samsung will launch Connect Auto in the U.S. with AT&T, and it’ll be here very soon.
Samsung Connect Auto plugs directly into the OBD II port underneath the steering wheel. It uses real-time alerts to help users improve their driving behavior, including increased fuel efficiency, while offering a Wi-Fi connection to keep passengers online while on-the-go. The solution is kept secure using Samsung KNOX , the company’s market-leading, defense-grade mobile security platform. Samsung Connect Auto provides the mass market with an affordable connected car solution that places safety and security first, while enriching in-car and out-of-car experience. Samsung Connect Auto will initially be available in the second quarter in the U.S. AT&T will be the first wireless provider of the solution in the U.S.