The Lingo of the Connected Car

Connected vehicle:
Equipped with technology that enables a connection between other vehicles, infrastructure, and a consumer wireless device.

Automated vehicle:
Uses mechatronics and sometimes connectivity to gather information and autonomously perform driving functions. Automated technology includes lane departure warning systems, emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.

Autonomous vehicle:
A vehicle equipped with radar, remote sensing, cameras and other technology to perform many or all of the driving functions – better known as a self driving car. Automotive experts think that partially autonomous vehicles will be sold by 2020.