Automatic’s Smart Driving Assistant Can Now Turn Your Car Into An iBeacon

TechCrunch

Automatic‘s smart driving assistant, which combines a small piece of hardware with powerful mobile apps, was designed to provide vehicle owners with new tools to understand how they can get more out of their car’s performance. Well, it recently added iBeacon functionality, which could fundamentally change the way users and their cars interact with other things around them.

iBeacon transmitters uses Bluetooth 4.0 technology, which can send specific information to nearby devices based on location. In retail environments, like in Apple Retail Stores, iBeacons are being tested as a way to transmit targeted information to users when they’re in proximity to certain sensors.

As my colleague Matthew Panzarino pointed out last month, nearly “every iOS device since the iPhone 4s and iPad 3rd gen is already capable of being either an iBeacon receiver or transmitter, as long as it’s properly configured.” The latest update…

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