Connected cars are becoming part of the wider IoT transport ecosystem

Explore how connected cars are interacting with other vehicles and an entire ecosystem of connected transport infrastructure.

Automotive manufacturers are offering new services, both inside and outside their cars thanks to rapid advancements in both the speed of mobile communications and the technology inside connected vehicles. As IoT becomes more fully realised, connected vehicles are able to stay in continual, real-time communication with the surrounding connected ecosystem.

Using high-speed mobile connectivity, connected cars interact with other vehicles and sensors on the road to create a smoother and safer journey. This ecosystem of connected transport infrastructure is making Advanced drivinv-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving a reality, and changing the way people think of mobility.

Telenor Connexion have played an instrumental role in establishing a well-grounded connectivity ecosystem for the automotive industry. Today, we work closely with industry leaders to offer connected services around the globe, with the power to adjust on a local level.

Key challenges for the industry

  • Technological changes will affect the distribution of value in the automotive industry.
  • Automakers must overcome the related organizational and technical challenges effectively.
  • Suppliers need to adapt to succeed.
  • Connected car technology needs to be safeguarded against cyber-attacks.

Connected transport ecosystems ease the problems of urbanization

Roads are increasingly congested, bus systems are busier, and subway carriages are packed to capacity during rush hours. The fact is, with so many people relying on the same modes of transportation, the need for smarter solutions has never been greater.

Connecting smart cities with connected cars is the critical next step. Here, technology has a major role to play, especially within the Internet of Things (IoT). The systems that exist in vehicles today, like automatic parking and rerouting to avoid congestions are the building blocks to future solutions for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication, vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) or even vehicle-to-everything (V2X).

Autonomous cars will be a vital source of information in the future. Vehicles, for example, have the potential to be used for crowdsourcing information, like locating potholes in order to improve road surfaces, and informing drivers about available parking spaces along their way. These cars will also make their own ‘decisions’ based on valid information, like air quality and the weather, that they receive from the connected world in which they operate.

The connected car is a reality. Stay tuned as the truly smart car appears in the next stage of connected vehicles.

Automakers need an open but highly secure connection to the transport ecosystem

Consumers are becoming increasingly savvy, with rising expectations to be connected all the time . Consequently, automotive connectivity needs to be totally state-of-the-art.

Multiple enablement services are required to support an open ecosystem around connected cars. Systems should not only be open and futureproof, but also meet the highest standards of reliability and security. Working closely with pioneers in the connected cars. has given us a unique understanding  of today’s automotive industry. We apply that experience and insight to our connectivity solutions for the global automotive industry.

Trends within the Automotive industry

Short term

  • European eCall regulation drives connectivity for new models from 2018 onwards.
  • More connected aftermarket retrofit solutions achieve higher market penetration and better ROI.
  • User based insurance (UBI) gets more interesting in more markets around the world with new players like MNOs offering car insurance offerings.
  • Connected cars are projected to see a 35% compound annual growth rate, growing from from 21 million connected cars in 2016 to 94 million by 2021

Long term

Autonomous driving and V2X (vehicle-to-everything) driving new ways and technologies for the connected drive:

  • Faster LTE and 5G become a reality, enabling real-time mobile data communication.
  • New cooperation between OEMs, MNO and Tier1 will be established and strengthen the global connected ecosystem
  • Mobility as a Service (MaaS) will drive new ownership models via cooperations between OEMs and public transport.

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