Trends in Connected Cars Technology

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<ul><li><p>Trends in Connected Cars Technology </p><p>A steady growth of mobile communication technologies in the past decades has contributed to several transformations across sectors, automotive included. These technologies continue to redefine the way people communicate and connect with each other. Moreover, they make immediate access to information possible, from anywhere at any time. This trend has made a major impact on the automobile industry too, leading to dramatic changes in how road transportation is being viewed by consumers. Connectivity is one of the most important requirements in vehicles today, and consumers are increasingly looking for vehicles that would allow seamless connectivity even when they are on the move. Consumers want to be able to text, email, and use their smart phone apps and social media from their vehicles. These trends and their implications on the auto industry are worthy of being studied. But the fact is that, while these market demands create innumerable opportunities for auto manufacturers, they also bring about a number of challenges. Auto makers now have to make use of multiple technologies to build vehicles that meet the growing demands of consumers. However, on the positive side, connected vehicles are expected to bring about significant improvement in driver safety, vehicle performance, and the overall driving experience. These improvements are made possible by advancements in wireless connectivity, which enable easy access to the internet, and cloud-based applications for music, social networking, online shopping, etc. Today, auto makers are exploring different means to optimize the use of connected cars technology to build vehicles that meet consumer demands. This is because consumers are also increasingly considering in-vehicle technology as an important criterion that would determine their choice of vehicle. Connected cars are still intheir nascent phase. For connected cars to operate to their full potential, a number of changes in road transportation regulations and infrastructure have to take effect. There are still a number of questions to be answered before connected cars can actually enter the main stream: </p><p> Who will take responsibility for the safety of these cars How will internet based content be delivered to consumers without impacting their safety How will auto makers determine whether on-board technology systems are compatible with emerging technologies How will auto makers ensure a balance between connectivity and concerns surrounding distracted driving How will pricing models be determined to support requirements while also meeting customer expectations </p><p> While all these questions will eventually be answered, we cannot neglect the fact that connected cars technology offers great potential for enhanced driver safety, improved vehicle life due to on-board diagnostics, better performance and fuel efficiency, and reduced environmental impact. These positive implications make connected cars a welcome change. Related Links - Value Engineering, Medical Device engineering services </p></li></ul>