The automobile and transportation industry is at a turning point, undergoing a massive transformation that is rapidly redefining the driver experience and possibilities for the connected car. LISNR is happy to play an important role in this movement.
Every year, the North American International Auto Show brings together the world's top thought leaders, engineers, designers and tech startups to debut cutting-edge technologies and offer a glimpse into the future of mobility. This year, LISNR was among the 50 global tech startups invited to participate in the AutoMobili-D show in Detroit, a unique NAIAS exhibition centered on the automated automotive landscape and the technologies fueling the way forward.
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Recently awarded the IoT Breakthrough Award for Innovation of the Year in the Connected Car category, LISNR is advancing automotive automation through seamless authentication and device-to-device connectivity. The high frequency, inaudible communication protocol uses Smart Tones to carry personalized data between digital devices and vehicles using only speaker and microphone functionality – no need for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or data connectivity. This means users can automatically authenticate and seamlessly synchronize their smartphones to their cars.
Advancing automotive at the speed of sound
As the world's most advanced ultrasonic communication protocol, Smart Tones enable people to travel with greater connectivity and convenience than ever before. Low-cost, secure and effective, Smart Tones present an expansive array of benefits and application uses, including:
- Keyless entry and security: Authentication occurs within seconds, allowing drivers to open doors upon arriving at the vehicle without having to fumble with keys or a fob.
- Personalized experiences: Each Tone generated is unique to the user, meaning once inside the vehicle, the user's custom data and settings are instantly synced. Also, Smart Tones enable relevant messaging, so drivers can be notified of locally relevant deals and discounts.
- Fleet management: With Smart Tones, rental car companies, commercial operators and ride-sharing companies can get real-time activity tracking information on their drivers.
- CarPay: Users can make contactless payments from the comfort of their car.
Smart Tones introduce a new wave of vehicle functionality and, as it was recently demonstrated at the AutoMobili-D show at this year's NAIAS event, are helping reshape the future of both private and public transportation.
To learn more about how LISNR is driving connectivity between cars and consumers, check out this video: