Walmart is launching this month a Connected Car module in the automotive departments at some stores, according to industry sources.
The module will have its own Connected Car signage. It will include driver safety products such as heads up displays, backup cameras and back up sensors. Some of these products will be from familiar 12V aftermarket suppliers, we are told.
The Connected Car module will also include WiFi connectivity for the car and TPMS –tire pressure monitoring systems for the car, sources said.
Walmart did not respond to our inquiry.
We are on the lookout for the first of these departments, and hope to report more details. In general, 12 volt specialists should expect to see more driver safety products appearing at big box retailers this year, according to industry members. As always, this can help raise awareness and possibly drive customers to specialists where the technology can be better explained and customized to the shoppers’ car.