Yesterday, I went to The Portland International Auto Show to check out all of the great cars, from Ferraris to the Bat-Cycle.
Car shows are always a good time, and I really like the atmosphere at this one. It’s a great place to bring your family to get up close and personal with a lot of great vehicles – and there’s even a giant, car-shaped bouncy house for the kids to play in!
While I was there, I also had the opportunity to learn more about AT&T’s Connected Car. Connected cars are the way of the future and AT&T is blazing trails in this market, so they had me step inside one of their connected vehicles to learn more.
The car just so happened to be the Volvo XC90 T8. I was impressed by the XC90 when I drove it in Santa Monica last year, so I was looking forward to digging deeper with its connected car options.
It’s amazing to see how much technology advances every single year. I remember when installing an MP3 player in my first car was a big deal – now, you can have an entire computer mounted in your dash. The XC90 can do everything from remote start your car from anywhere, along with the A/C or heat; you can turn your car into a wifi hotspot for your passengers, use voice features to have text messages read aloud and search for locations and parking, and even read your car’s driving statistics on your phone.
AT&T expects to have 10 million Connected Cars available within two years, which means that a high-tech vehicle is coming to your home soon. Learn more about Volvo Sensus Connect on the AT&T website, and get an up-close look at Volvo’s Portland International Auto Show display at the Oregon Convention Center, which is open all this weekend through January 31st.