SNS Telecom & IT‘s latest research report indicates that global spending on V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) communications technology – based on both IEEE 802.11p and C-V2X (Cellular V2X) standards – will reach US$1.2 billion (€1.07 billion) annually by the end of 2022.
Automakers have a long history of attempting to monetise the on-board infotainment system, via upsells for features such as map updates, on-board internet or connected apps. Last December, GM announced a new and more novel venture called Marketplace, an on-board commerce platform which lets a user conduct a wide array of commerce-related interactions in their car.
According to a new report from M2M/IoT market research provider Berg Insight, the number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in North America was 6.7 million in Q4-2016.
As traditional IT hardware business continues to commoditise, technology companies are looking for new industries to disrupt. The global automotive industry, with almost 90 million annual sales, provides a huge opportunity with global reach. In this blog, CPA Global shares patent trends following an analysis of the automotive industry.
General Motors (GM) announced on 22 February 2016 that it is using Vodafone’s network for its GM OnStar connected car services in Europe.
IoT was highly visible at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016, with IoT devices or services – from connected cows to connected toothbrushes – appearing on nearly every stand. While there was no unifying theme, we believe a number of developments point to the continued maturation of IoT.
The vision of M2M services in the connected car is both compelling and reasonably well understood. The OnStar service, launched by GM as long ago as 1996, has provided a template for communication services for both car and driver that has proven both stable and capable of extension.
London, UK — In the second of its annual Connected Car Industry reports, network operator Telefónica has explored the attitudes of 5,000 drivers towards car connectivity, adding insights from industry experts. The report shows that consumer awareness globally of connected car products and services is now high enough to influence purchasing decisions.
OnStar ushers in a new generation of connected vehicles next month with in-vehicle 4G LTE, which launches with a trial period of three months or three gigabytes, whichever comes first.
The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu will be the first 4G LTE-equipped GM vehicle, followed by more than 30 other Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles by the end of the year.
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