Samsung connect auto

If you have been following the samsung announcements during this year MWC, you might have come across the Samsung connect auto. It’s basically a dongle that can plug into your car OBD II port (short for On-Board diagnostics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On-board_diagnostics#OBD-II), assuming you have one, and turns your can into a connected one.

Interesting concept and product considering all the possibilities that it can offer:

https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-ushers-in-a-new-era-of-driving-experience-with-samsung-connect-auto

I will use at least to find where I parked my car 🙂

I’m personally more concerned about the security aspects of such thing. Indeed, Samsung states that security is provided through Knox platform. But I can’t help myself to wonder if it’s good enough considering that it simply creates a gateway to your car. I can already imagine a few scenarios where a hacker can exploit its compatibility with geo-fencing and driver rating to do few things …

What do you think?

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