At the beginning of this year, ABI Research predicted that about 10.46 million connected cars would be added to the worldwide roadways in 2020. While it is difficult to predict how this recent crisis would impact the automotive tech industry, it is safe to say that connected vehicles have laid a foundation for the future of the industry. The modern automobile is no more just a mode of transportation but a connected device with substantial computing power and communication systems. Vehicle to Everything (V2X) communication is revolutionizing the sector and paving the way for fully autonomous vehicle technology. Wide deployment of autonomous cars could still be some years away, but connected cars have already become the current trend.
Connected car tech has been growing within the automotive industry for the past two decades. Today, telematics and infotainment have become commonplace in connected car tech. An increasing number of new vehicles are also featuring partially autonomous advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS). Similarly, app integration is another feature that has become very common. It’s not just navigational tools like Google Maps, but music and other infotainment apps are also increasingly getting integrated, and have started to replace many traditional features.
Today, the introduction of cellular-V2X has spurred a debate among automotive manufactures as to which is superior, cellular-V2X, or the W-LAN based 802.11p. Additional to traffic efficiency and energy saving, V2X technology is expected to play a vital role in road safety. It is expected to increase road safety by allowing vehicles to communicate with one another, as well as the infrastructure like traffic signals. The internet-connected cars have also opened a window of opportunities for automakers. Automakers can utilize the data from them to analyze performance and to obtain other valuable insights.
At this juncture, there are a variety of connected car solutions available in the market that caters to different needs. To help automotive businesses to choose the best solution that fits their requirement, Auto Tech Outlook has compiled the list of the top 10 connected car solution providers. The enlisted solution providers are the frontrunners in the market that provide a wide span of features. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for the aspiring CIOs.
We present to you Auto Tech Outlook’s, “Top 10 Connected Car Solution Providers – 2020.”