How Connected Automotive Services Are Evolving Rapidly

by Nikita Goyal Digital Enthusiast

Till a decade ago, connected services were seen as an industry under development. With telematics gaining importance due the safety and comfort it offers, the industry is witnessing massive scope of improvement. BI intelligence report, in 2016 stated that the connected car manufacturing and ownership are set to increase exponentially. The current scenario of the automotive industry shows ample development in the connected car sector with a prime focus on ownership, business model and new stakes in the industry.

Connected Services

While the first connected car was brought into the picture in the mid-’90s, however, it was far from the reach of normal people. With time and evolution through different phases, it is now available in the economic automotive segment too. The initial phase was - connectivity. The cars were able to contact call centers for roadside assistance or cash notifications. Post this, further amends in the technology were made, and infotainment connectivity came into the picture. This transformation was marked by Bluetooth connectivity and now major social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc. also an addition. This is so much, so a necessity now that up to 70 percent of the younger generation of drivers quotes this as a must-have when purchasing a car.

In a forecast by major automotive trend analyzers, it is stated that 75 percent of the cars will be connected cars by 2022. The technology now eyes at the convergence of cloud computing system with connected cars. This technology is seen a leap in the evolution in the automotive sector. The new generation of connected cars used data as the fuel changing the existing trends. Here are the things you should look forward to:

  • Cloud-Based Automobile Fleet: A car owner will not be limited to a four-wheel connected black box. With technology powers the owner to host CaaS (Car as a Service) that will be a secured connection of cars. The customer can log in the car with a secure pin and drive the car to their desired location. The payment can be automatically credited from the driver’s profile.

  • Personal Assistant in Car: Multiple personal assistants can be fitted in a car or a bus that is AI-powered. It can take input on the passenger's preference for songs, light adjustment, etc. The assistant can take complex commands from the passenger and process them to provide the better user experience.

  • Autonomous Driving: Driverless cars are the next step in artificial intelligence. These cars can be driven without a driver with the help of multiple sensors and navigation. This is made possible with environmental sensors and advanced control system that processes sensory motion with no or minimal human interaction.

Such advancements need to be secure, and a well-trusted name in the industry can prove to be a worthy option. While there can be many companies serving the automotive industry, the pioneer amongst them is HARMAN.

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About Nikita Goyal Advanced   Digital Enthusiast

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Created on Dec 12th 2018 06:27. Viewed 356 times.


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