As a person that can spend two hours talking about the engine in a 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL or a solid 45 minutes covering every single aspect of the headlight design in the new Volvo XC90, Christmas came early this year in the form of ACTIA.
Luckily, my early Christmas gift will soon be yours too, regardless if you’re a gear head or not. Actually, it might already be yours if you drive a newer Porsche, BMW, Volvo, Land Rover or Jaguar today. That convenient keyless entry via your cell phone called “Remote Door Unlock”, thank ACTIA. Forgot where you parked your car? ACTIA’s technology got you covered. Did someone steal your car? How about that 100% of the cars stolen with ACTIA’s technology have been recovered! Are you tired of sitting in traffic jams or bored during a 10-hour drive? In a few years ACTIA’s technology will drive the car for you, and ‘traffic jam’ will become an expression unheard of in the next generation. Thanks to vehicle telematics systems the biggest change so far in the automotive industry history is happening right now.
Turns dumb cars into smart cars
That’s why I’m so excited to have the opportunity to work with a company at the very forefront of this change. ACTIA will turn our ‘dumb cars’ into ‘smart cars’ just like Apple did with the iPhone a few years ago.
If the 90% would be converted to actual cars that means that an estimated 220 million connected cars will be built in the next 5 years. That’s a huge number and it will drastically change the way we see cars today.
I got the honor to participate with 9 other techies to cover and work with some of the most interesting companies in Mjärdevi Science Park. There are some brilliant minds at work here and developing some of the coolest products you can imagine. These products will have a great positive impact on our society, environment, and safety. My focus will be to deliver interesting news and insights about cars of the future.
Max Groppfeldt, Tech Pilot