Bluetooth? Meh. In-car WiFi? Ancient history. Automakers are just starting to roll out a new wireless technology that could offer motorists a number of advantages.
It’s known as Near Field Communications, or NFC for short, and if you have a relatively recent smartphone you might already know some of its uses. Among other things, NFC is the system used by Apple for its iPhone payment system.
Automakers have been talking about adding the technology for a number of years.
But NFC is really only now getting a ride, the technology showing up on the 2018 Honda Accord introduced last week, with several other models set to add the technology in the near future.
You’ll find a symbol – a stylized “N” – for the new technology on the instrument panel of the new Accord, in front of the passenger seat. And it “will make your life just a little bit easier if you happen to use an Android smartphone,” explained Sam Abuelsamid, an analyst with Navigant Research, in an article he’s written for Forbes.
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