How To Turn Your Dumb Car Into a Smart Car!

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One of the major advancement in the field of Automobile is the Infotainment Systems, also known as “Dashboard Technology”. These systems provide users with loads of information needed to make driving a pleasure. The pre-built Infotainment Systems, available in iOS and Android versions, are universally adaptable and affordable. But the use of these systems are confined to premium market due to the high cost of the car and not all sections of the society can afford it.

This is where the emergence of Smartphones come to the aid of larger section of car users. Though it is not advisable to use mobile phone while driving the car, the primary aim of these applications is to help the driver to drive safely.

There are many occasions during which these applications prove to be very useful. It helps the driver to avoid wrong turns and handle tricky parking tasks with ease. The APPS that are discussed below is sure to turn your Mobile into a Car Infotainment System. All you need to do is just get a smartphone, mount it and have a relaxed and comfortable ride.

1. Mobile Car Dashboard Apps

The Car Dashboard Apps makes driving safer without intruding into your driving space. This happens by letting people trying to reach the driver of the car over a phone or text automatically intimating them about the appropriate action and answering the call or using the device. These Apps usually have a simple interface and large icons. While driving you will find these Apps to be smoother and less risky. All most all of them use Voice-recognition and Map Integration Services to provide all the information a driver would need.

2. Place Finders App

Most drivers would like to know what are the important landmarks that are present around their current location. Even though it may seem easier to ask somebody, it may not be always possible. These APPS can be of immense value during the time of emergency as it can help a person to locate the hospitals, ambulance, police stations etc. in no time. A lot of Mapping Apps also has this feature which helps you find places near you from a coffee shop to an ATM. But Standalone Enquiry Apps or Services could help save some extra taps needed to get the information.

3. Mapping Apps

These days there are a number of Mapping Apps, which has flooded the App market place. The Maps Application is not just restricted to navigation purpose only, as they provide an array of other features such as planning your trip, real time traffic, provide alerts to select contacts about your location and host of other features too. Map Application are combined as a package and provide the driver with a number of other information apart from just being a guiding tool.

4. Car Pooling Apps

The information provided to a driver is just not confined with providing information related to driving. There are a host of Apps which provides individuals who are driving and not driving too. Apart from some App-based Taxi Service, Carpooling is another way of commuting which is beneficial for those looking for ride companions heading in the same direction. Not just ride companion but also ride sharing, which becomes a win-win situation for both the driver and the commuter.

5. Driver Safety Apps

Safety of individual is of high importance and developers of application have come up with solution for it. There are few Apps in the Apps Market place which help people traveling alone by providing constant tracking, panic button and help button even without internet access. These applications are developed specifically aimed at making travel safe for women drivers.

6. Elevating Driving Experience Apps

Other than making driving less tedious, some Apps also help you cut down on car expenses. These apps regularly monitor your driving and the car’s fuel consumption so that there are lesser breakdowns. There are also some which use your smartphone’s rear camera to record your driving and integrate augmented reality to it. They further offer Over Speed Warnings, Emergency Calling, and also Traffic Alerts. Be it locating your car in a parking or monitoring your teen while driving, these Apps go a long way in improving the driving experience.

KARYA Technologies’ Mobile Competency

Since its inception, KARYA Technologies has carved a niche for itself in the field of Mobile Development. Let it be devising an end-to-end Mobile Strategy, Developing a New Mobile Application or Mobilizing an existing Enterprise Application and Integrating them with other LOB Applications, we have been there, done that.

With continuous Investments, Research and Development on imparting knowledge in the field of Mobility, KARYA has kept pace with the latest developments in the field of Mobile Application.

We have good blend of competencies right from UI/UX Designers to Testers, Developers and Mobile Architects.

To learn more about KARYA’s Mobile Capability please visit: http://www.karyatech.com/mobile-services.html

(About the Author:- Praveen Kumar Rajendran works as a Senior Consultant- Presales at KARYA Technologies. He holds Masters’ Degree in International Business from La Trobe University and has wide experience in Business Consulting on various technologies. He loves to write on latest trends in IT and his areas of interest include Mobility, Cloud and Enterprise Solutions.)

How Mobility can Foster Innovation

While enterprise mobility is one buzzword of this decade, innovation management is another. What if the two are combined? Mobility can foster growth in innovation and support innovation in multiple ways.

Traditionally innovations have been considered as accidental discoveries. But the modern companies refuse to believe so and are putting in place innovations team comprising of innovation manager and staff. Fresh ideas, fresh ways of doing things and fresh perspectives benefit enterprises enormously, some can even be a turning point for an enterprise.

Encouraging innovation is one of many ways to welcome change and mobility can bring about speed and precision to innovation.

Quick access to data

By mobile-enabling enterprise functionalities, important data can be accessed easily from anywhere, anytime. Innovative ideas are like electric sparks that can create a blast only if the fuel is available at the exact moment. Quick information gathering, keeping data handy and a detailed knowledge of the possible gaps in implementation, helps innovations officers to quickly access supporting data, connect the dots and discover new areas, new consumers, new channels and new methods. This process is reliably supported by enterprise mobility.

Information management and feasibility analysis

Managing and handling innovation needs discipline and commitment. While ideas can emerge from anywhere, excellent ideas can get ignored as well. It is important to manage new ideas, deeply analyze the pros and cons, analyze supporting data, brainstorm and come to a conclusion on the appropriateness of implementing an innovative idea. Mobility allows the staff to document such ideas on the go, brainstorm effectively, and document their thoughts as and when they occur. This quick and efficient collaboration not only saves time and resources, it also fosters creativity and interest which in turn foster innovation.

Idea translation into profits

With great ideas comes great responsibility to translate it ‘effectively’ into profits! Appropriate implementation is the key. When to implement, where and how? are some of the questions that need thorough analysis. Is an idea too early for the market, does it need phased implementation, does it need tweaking, what if it backfires, what are the challenges? Mobility allows the staff to access and document information quickly. Real-time effect of the idea can be observed. Simulations can be carried out and various analysis reports can be accessed at the tip of your fingers; quick projections can be carried out. All these help one understand the impact of a new idea implementation and allow the CIO to decide if the idea is worth pursuing. Any losses can be contained with efficient use of mobility by the staff.

While a great innovation is necessary, it is of no use if it cannot be translated into profits with better data management, speed to market, feasible and superior implementation, post implementation analysis and efficient follow through. Mobility allows an enterprise to achieve just that and is very apt in today’s business ecosystem.

For more information on how Karya can implement enterprise mobility to help foster innovation, contact us at www.karyatech.com