Could Your Car Become An Office On The Road?

Could Your Car Become An Office On The Road?

January 25, 2016 Written by Mark
Could Your Car Become An Office On The Road?
There is no doubt about it, the Internet of Things is revolutionising the world. Piece by piece it is connecting the objects we use in everyday life together, creating one giant network encompassing them all. This network is swiftly becoming portable, with wireless and networking technology becoming stronger and more resolute day by day.
 
The question is, what does this mean for cars and travelling? What could the stronger mobile network mean for the way we use our cars and communicate with one another?
 
Back when it first came out, the BT Hotspot was a revolutionary idea. The concept behind it was that everyone has their own portable Internet connection in their pocket, wherever they may be. This was the natural evolution of 2G to 3G and, eventually, to 4G.  Now full 8mb Broadband can be available to mobile phones wherever they are. This same technology, it goes without saying, can also be used for cars.
 
What this has led to is the evolution of a connected car. The philosophy is that the car is no longer seen as just a method of transportation from point A to point B. Instead it is an extension of an increasing technological arsenal. Cars have been connected to mobile phones in the past but never like they are now, and this connection is getting stronger all of the time.
 
The evolution is clear to some. The way this points is incredibly promising. If a phone can have its own hotspot then, in practice as well as in theory, so can a car. It allows technology to be one and the same with the car and makes the car a tool for productivity as well as a tool for transport.
 
What this allows is for the car to evolve into a personal office, a space for work as well as a utility for transport. We are not too far from the ability for all of the mundane tasks of an office being able to be done on the road. The driver could use a laptop, print a document, and take a conference call, all from the comfort of heated leather seats.
 
This idea, that a car could become an office, is exciting for those who spend a lot of time on the road. It could be a great timesaver for people who travel a lot. They would no longer need to head back to the office after a day on the road. Instead they could simply pull into a layby and take care of the majority of their business from there before heading directly home.
 
This mobile revolution is not just down to the improvement of the Internet connection but also down to practical changes cars have undergone in the past few years. Plenty of cars are now improving the comfort levels for the drivers. They allow for integrated hands-free technology and use of mobile networks to improve the driving experience. It is only a matter of time.
 
Cars are becoming roomier and more comfortable, and with the introduction of driverless cars the potential rockets through the roof. For the time being the portable office is being aided by the help of mobile technology and the ability to pull the car over at any point. Driverless cars can change this and then the possibilities become infinite. 

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