5 connected car startups to watchRevenues for connected car services (for driver assistance and autonomous driving applications) will likely jump from 5 percent in 2014 to 11 percent by 2020, says SNS Research.\nThere are roadblocks ahead, of course. Remember carjacking? Today, the fear is more about car hacking. A July Kelley Blue Book survey found that nearly 80 percent of respondents believe vehicle hacking will become a frequent problem within three years.\nBecause many aren\u2019t likely to buy a new car because it's "connected," the following startups are showing traction by transforming standard vehicles into connected cars.\nEditor\u2019s note:\u00a0Traction Watch\u00a0is a new column focused obsessively on growth, and is a companion to the\u00a0DEMO Traction\u00a0conference series, which brings together high-growth startups with high-potential customers. The next DEMO Traction will take place in Boston on September 16, 2015. Growth companies can\u00a0apply to present, or those similarly obsessed can\u00a0register here\u00a0to attend.\nDEMO Traction will be in Boston on September 16, 2015. For more information and to register click hereAutomaticSan Francisco-based Automatic (founded in 2011) has raised $32 million to date, putting it ahead of some other connected car startups. Automatic developed its Connected Car Adapter ($100) that plugs into a vehicle\u2019s diagnostics port (standard in cars built since 1996). The adapter sends alerts and information about a car\u2019s performance to drivers via Bluetooth and Automatic\u2019s mobile apps for Android and iOS (including Apple Watch). Automatic recently announced an app store for other developers to offer apps that work with Automatic\u2019s adapter; developers currently include Jawbone, IFTTT, Expensify, and RescueTime. Automatic has forged some cool partnerships, too. The Nest Thermostat, working with Automatic, can automatically raise or lower the temperature as your car nears your home.NavdyNavdyis a San Francisco startup that makes a \u201cheads-up\u201d projector, which displays high-resolution images (such as maps and notifications) onto a transparent screen on your dashboard, just above the steering wheel. Dubbed by some as \u201cGoogle Glass for your car\u201d and founded in 2013, Navdy closed a $20 million funding round in April 2015 on top of $6.5 million in August 2014. Though the product won\u2019t be available until later this year, pre-orders have topped $6 million. Navdy CEO\/co-founder Doug Simpson has said Navdy will update the technology in cars that lack Bluetooth or other hands-free technologies without requiring complex or expensive installations. The company has had more than 650 retailers and distributors show interest in selling the product, Simpson told TechCrunch.ZubieZubie was spun out of Best Buy in 2012. To date, the Charleston, S.C.-based startup has received about $19.9 million in funding, including an $8 million round led by Nokia Growth Partners\u2019 Connected Car Fund. Similar to Automatic, Zubie developed a $100 gadget that plugs into a vehicle\u2019s diagnostics port. Zubie wirelessly transmits location tracking data, maintenance diagnostics, and suggestions for safer\/better driving to its Android and iOS app. The company introduced an open API for developers to build on top of its platform. Partners include service appointment booking platform Openbay; roadside assistance provider Urgent.ly; and Progressive Insurance, which offers a safe driving discount based on data Zubie collects. Zubie is also courting business and enterprise users (such as auto dealers).VinliAnother contender for your car\u2019s diagnostics port is Vinli. Based in Dallas, Vinli is a relative newcomer to the connected car adapter\/smart car services market; it was founded in 2014. Vinli has received $6.5 million in Series A funding, with Samsung Global Innovation Center leading the round with participation from, among others, the Westly Group, an early Tesla investor. An Indiegogo campaign has raised more than $218K on a $75K goal. Vinli\u2019s platform is open, with about 1,000 developers said to be building apps for the system, according to TechCrunch. Vinli will offer Internet access via T-Mobile 4G LTE (data plan required) as well as other connected car perks when its device ships in September; retail price will be $149. \u00a0DashFounded in 2012 in New York, Dash developed Chassis, a connected car platform that gives app developers access to fuel consumption and other data that a Bluetooth in-car dongle collects. (Dash sells a variety of devices that connect to vehicle diagnostic ports.) The platform competes to some degree with those from Vinli, Zubie and Automatic. Dash also makes an Android and iOS app that delivers real-time data, diagnostics, and driving\/money-saving suggestions. The Chassis platform has hundreds of developers and currently integrates with Ford and GM in-car live assistance services. According to CrunchBase, Dash\u2019s initial funding wasn\u2019t disclosed, and the company received an additional $1 million in late 2013.