Mahindra First Choice Wheels, the multi-brand used car company, has launched Konnect First\u2014a connected-car device that, the company claims, can \u201cupgrade your car into a smart car.\u201d Priced at Rs 7,999, the device has been developed by Wipro. It\u2019s not the first time that such a device has been introduced in the Indian market. Two years ago, Honda Cars India had launched Honda Connect\u2014a connected device (dongle) that was developed by Minda i-Connect. It is compatible with any Honda car that has the OBD-II port\u2014on-board diagnostics, version 2. Once installed, users can share their location in real-time, locate their car if someone else is driving it, monitor the health of the engine and get reminders if car service is due. All this appears on a smartphone app one has install. Honda Connect is also priced Rs 7,999. Then there is DriveMate by the maps company MapmyIndia. This device can be plugged into the OBD port of almost all new cars. The company claims there is no wire cutting required to install the device. It\u2019s priced Rs 9,990. Toyota and Nissan don\u2019t offer a device, but an app on your smartphone, which works more or less like the devices offered by Honda and MapmyIndia, providing users navigation services, personalised search support, 3D maps with live traffic updates, vehicle maintenance data, roadside assistance, among other features. Konnect First, Mahindra First Choice says, is different because it\u2019s compatible with 200-plus car variants across brands, and enables users to interact with the vehicle via a mobile app, available on both iOS and Android platforms. \u201cIt offers car owners a comprehensive package of safety, loss prevention, utility, maintenance and driving analytics in one seamless interface. The sleek device is compatible with 200-plus car variants across brands and can be easily plugged into most cars\u2019 OBD ports,\u201d the company said in a statement. \u201cThe auto industry is at the cusp of a revolution with new technologies changing the way we drive. We see no reason why pre-owned car owners should not have access to these,\u201d said Nagendra Palle, MD & CEO, Mahindra First Choice Wheels. Wipro\u2019s SaaS-based platform AutoInsights powers Konnect First.