Connected cars on the horizon: Is India ready?

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Connected cars on the horizon: Is India ready?

NEW DELHI: With the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AR) and machine learning set to define the way Indian enterprises work, 'connected' vehicles -- which are to embrace all of these new-age technologies -- is the new buzz in town. Tata Motors showcased 'Tamo Racemo', India's first connected sports car, at the Geneva International Motor Show on March 10. Using Tata's innovative MOFlex platform, the two-seater vehicle has been developed in partnership with Microsoft India, leveraging the company's connected vehicle technologies on Azure cloud. At the same time, Reliance Jio Infocomm has tied up with US-based AirWire Technologies (AirWire) to make its connected car device soon available to the Indian users. Plugged to the vehicle's OBD-II (On-board diagnostics II) port over a cable, the device seamlessly uploads key vehicle data to the cloud for analysis and enables convenient and useful apps and services to the consumer's smartphone.