Connected Car (definition) — the presence of devices in an automobile that connect the devices to other devices within the car/vehicles and or devices, networks and services outside the car including other cars, home, office or infrastructure. It is 2025, and connected cars have been the norm for the past five years. Before being connected, I would get in my car and instantly get disconnected from the world. Today, my car alerts me and service personnel to vehicle issues, allowing appointments to be made in less time and with more information about what’s wrong with the vehicle. In addition, software fixes that might have been performed at a dealership now are initiated through the Internet.