How does Bluetooth Connectivity work?
In this week’s How’s This Work, we thought we’d take a look at a feature that exemplifies how fast a technology can become commonplace. Not that long ago, Bluetooth was introduced as a way to make wireless, hands-free phone calls possible. Now, it’s possible to listen to music without wires, talk to friends through your Xbox without having a chord connected to your controller, and it’s even found in nearly every new automobile.
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What is Bluetooth Connectivity?
First we should figure out what Bluetooth connectivity actually is. We know what it can do, but what exactly does the term mean? Bluetooth is a wireless technology with the ability to permit communication between two different electronic devices, as long as they are compatible. So for instance, with an example we already brought up, if your Xbox is Bluetooth compatible and you get a Bluetooth headset, then they are compatible with one another, and Bluetooth technology allows them to communicate with one another, thus allowing YOU to communicate with your friends.
So when it comes to the automotive world, Bluetooth allows any smart device, whether it be a phone or a tablet or whatever new thing comes out next year, to communicate with the display audio system in your vehicle’s dashboard, as long as it’s compatible. So now, you can play your music through your car’s audio system without plugging a weird chorded tape into the deck or making a mixed CD. Plus, of course, you can make phone calls, listen to text messages, access your contact list and much more without taking your eyes off the road or hands off the wheel.
It’s a pretty incredible technology that doubles as an entertainment feature and a safety feature. It might not technically be a safety feature, but it does make the roads a safer place. Check out the video below for a look at some Bluetooth basics with Edmunds. Give us a call if you have any questions about Bluetooth connectivity or which of our vehicles are compatible.