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Sensors 2017, 17(6), 1289;

Proof of Concept of Home IoT Connected Vehicles

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, 03722 Seoul, Korea
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Academic Editor: Mario Collotta
Received: 22 April 2017 / Revised: 19 May 2017 / Accepted: 1 June 2017 / Published: 5 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Sensor Networks)
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The way in which we interact with our cars is changing, driven by the increased use of mobile devices, cloud-based services, and advanced automotive technology. In particular, the requirements and market demand for the Internet of Things (IoT) device-connected vehicles will continuously increase. In addition, the advances in cloud computing and IoT have provided a promising opportunity for developing vehicular software and services in the automotive domain. In this paper, we introduce the concept of a home IoT connected vehicle with a voice-based virtual personal assistant comprised of a vehicle agent and a home agent. The proposed concept is evaluated by implementing a smartphone linked with home IoT devices that are connected to an infotainment system for the vehicle, a smartphone-based natural language interface input device, and cloud-based home IoT devices for the home. The home-to-vehicle connected service scenarios that aim to reduce the inconvenience due to simple and repetitive tasks by improving the urban mobility efficiency in IoT environments are substantiated by analyzing real vehicle testing and lifestyle research. Remarkable benefits are derived by making repetitive routine tasks one task that is executed by a command and by executing essential tasks automatically, without any request. However, it should be used with authorized permission, applied without any error at the right time, and applied under limited conditions to sense the habitants’ intention correctly and to gain the required trust regarding the remote execution of tasks. View Full-Text
Keywords: connected vehicle; virtual personal assistant connected vehicle; virtual personal assistant

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Kim, Y.; Oh, H.; Kang, S. Proof of Concept of Home IoT Connected Vehicles. Sensors 2017, 17, 1289.

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