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Mobile 5G and IoT Technologies Are Driving the Connected Smart Vehicle Industry



- Internet of Vehicles Will Surge in the Coming Years

Wireless 5G networks would serve as another layer of safety for autonomous drivers. While the car’s sensors will be responsible for seeing if an oncoming vehicle is approaching, the 5G network will look out more broadly, to determine whether cars might be blocking the road beyond a curve well ahead. Also, vehicle-to-vehicle communications will enhance mapping, traffic, and safety information. And since drivers will no longer be tied down to steering the car, 5G wireless could be used to support in-vehicle conference calls and other forms of productivity and infotainment, Internet of vehicles will surge in the coming years.


- IoT Connected Vehicles

Mobile 5G & IoT technologies are driving the connected smart vehicle industry. It is a growing trend and a significant business opportunity for connecting vehicles to the Internet, since there are projected to be around 14 million semi- or fully autonomous vehicles (AVs) on the roads in the US by 2025. But it won't just be in-car Wi-Fi, public transportation, such as buses and trains, will also transform thanks to the IoT.

Automakers are ramping up their connected car efforts for several reasons. First, Internet connectivity in vehicles allows car companies to release software updates in real time, which is extremely important during a recall. Second, automotive companies can use data from the car to analyze its performance and obtain valuable data on how drivers use their cars. Finally, more connectivity provides more ways for automakers to cross-sell their products and services to customers.


- Today's Connected Smart Cars

In the last several years, connected cars have exploded thanks to the IoT. Currently, automakers are connecting their vehicles in two ways: embedded and tethered. Embedded cars use a built-in antenna and chipset, while tethered connections use hardware to allow drivers to connect to their cars via their smartphones. 

App integration is becoming commonplace in today's vehicles. Furthermore, app integration is becoming commonplace in today's vehicles. For example, Google Maps and other navigation tools, like Waze, have begun to replace built-in GPS systems.


- The Future of the IoT in Transportation

Self-driving features and a digitized in-car experience soon won't be "special perks" for automakers - they'll be a necessity. Self-driving technology will be the biggest opportunity AI creates in the transportation space,


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