Connected vehicles are quite literally driving us into the future of a very different connected society than anyone could have truly ever imagined. The automotive OEM (original-equipment manufacturer) world has a reputation for being a bit behind the eight ball when it comes to connectivity (thanks to lengthy product-development cycles). But as smartphone integration becomes standard across many makes and models and as innovative sensor-enabled safety solutions move the needle toward autonomous driving, the automobile industry is rapidly changing and so too are the players. Today’s carmakers are partnering with the likes of companies like Google and Apple. Companies like Tesla, Uber, AT&T, Verizon, and other network providers are changing the game.
As tech evolves, we are reading more and more articles that are focusing on cutting-edge solutions that are pushing the boundaries of self-driving and autonomous vehicles.
In the meantime, we are celebrating today’s highly successful vehicles by choosing the Connected World Connected Car of the Year. As in year’s past, we’ve selected one vehicle in the following categories: Small, Midsize, Luxury, Ultra Luxury, Green, and Truck. We’ve chosen the winners based on multiple factors that span safety, convenience, and infotainment. Several of the 2016 selections are repeats from previous years, including the Tesla Model S and the Ford F-150, but we’re pleased to welcome a Chevy to the lineup in the midsize category. If you’re in the market for a vehicle in 2016, we highly recommend checking out the following Connected Cars of the Year.
The winners for the 2016 Connected Car of the Year are as follows:
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