Paving the Way for Connected Cars
Over the next five years, there is forecast be an almost sevenfold increase in the number of new cars equipped with factory-fitted mobile connectivity, designed to meet demand among regulators and consumers for safety and security features, as well as infotainment and navigation services. With a global market forecast of 44 million automated vehicles by 2030 (BCG, 2015), connected and automated driving is expected to have a huge economic impact. Numerous societal benefits are anticipated with progress in this industry, including new jobs across the automotive value chain; increased road safety and lower fatalities; increased fuel-efficiency and lower environmental impact; reduction of traffic congestion and higher comfort standards for users. However the journey ahead is not without potential roadblocks. This session will examine how the automotive and mobile industries can work closely together to enable the connected car market to deliver upon its full promise, and how key challenges including differing product lifecycles and safety/security concerns can be surpassed.