Check out this video which shows the iRA connected car technology in the new 2020 Tata Nexon (facelift model).
The Indian automotive industry has come a long way in merely two decades. Innovations in technology have led to plenty of advancements in vehicular safety, comfort, convenience, etc. The hottest innovation at the moment is connected car technology, which allows users to connect their vehicles to smartphones and control various features from it, apart from voice commands. Tata Motors has also jumped on the smart car bandwagon, introducing iRA tech on the facelifted Nexon. Here, we shall explain to you the different features available with it.
All New Nexon | iRA | Advanced Connected Technology
The video above was posted on the official YouTube channel of Tata Motors, and shows the various features available with the iRA connected technology on the BS6 Tata Nexon. To use it, you’ll need to download the iRA app on your smartphone and connect it to your car. Perhaps the biggest highlight is perhaps the ‘what3words’ navigation assist, which marks any address accurate up to 3-metres. The system has every map calibrated as blocks, 3 square-metre in size, with three words to every block. To find any address, all you need to do is feed those three words, and the consequent block is then selected for navigation.
Other features provided via iRA include geo-fencing, car locator, a natural voice command system, and social media integration via the Tribes app. You can also receive intruder alerts if someone tries to steal your car, and you can track your car’s location and turn the engine off via your smartphone if the thief manages to drive away with it. You can also send notifications to pre-selected contacts if your car gets in an accident. You can also run diagnostics on the car system using your phone.
The voice command system is also quite impressive and has been designed to understand natural conversations in Hindi, English, and even Hinglish. The commands can be used to control Climate Control, Music, Calls, and to narrate information about the vehicle’s fuel and range. Needless to say, this is one of the best-connected car systems we’ve seen in modern cars.