With just one click, you can enhance the security of your vehicle
With just one click, you can enhance the security of your vehicle. The new technologies applied to the world of automotive are greatly transforming the final product – the automobile – and the way we interact with it.
Most new vehicles are connected to the internet, and many manufacturers are beginning to mature the idea of selling cars with the ability to activate and deactivate various “extra devices” included in the vehicle using a mobile application. This means that each model will come with all the incorporated extras from the factory. They will come with all the bells and whistles, as a Cuban would say: heated seats, anti-collision sensors, remote ignition, rear-view camera, speed limiter, parking assistant, the ability to configure the number of music speakers and horsepower, facial recognition startup, digital key, or driver behavior alerts.
In this way, after purchasing a new car from the comfort of your home, you can activate or cancel the different functions as you prefer, with a prior fee payment. “I want my car to have 20 music speakers, 300 horsepower, start by facial recognition, and have autonomous driving.”
Although innovative, not everyone sees this trend in a positive light. A recent survey by Cox Automotive found that only 25% of future buyers are okay with being charged a monthly fee to unlock each car extra. For example, BMW has started charging $18 per month to activate the heated seat option.
However, respondents showed interest in activating devices related to safety. It is only a matter of time before the trend of charging separately for activating car extras becomes commonplace.
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