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Master the Four Stages of Connected-Vehicle Evolution to Lead the Renaissance of the Automobile

Published: 19 March 2015

ID: G00275782

Analyst(s): Thilo Koslowski


The connected vehicle will evolve in four stages through 2030. This will provide unprecedented innovation potentials for automotive and technology CEOs, CTOs and CIOs, and lead to the resurgence of the automobile as the ultimate mobile device that leads to new experiences and smart mobility.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The telematics stage of the connected-vehicle evolution — mainly safety and security-centric functions — has been completed at the innovation and differentiation levels, which now shifts the focus of automotive and technology CEOs, CTOs and CIOs to leveraging data insights and establishing connectivity across entire vehicle programs
  • Device-to-vehicle and application integration-centered efforts are mostly mature, which will lead automotive and technology CEOs, CTOs and CIOs to shift from general mobile applications to specific customer- and mobility-focused functions
  • Connected vehicles are turning users into connected drivers and consumers who are seeking to converge their digital lifestyle needs with their content and device ecosystems (including the automobile), leading to opportunities for CEOs, CTOs and CIOs in the automotive, services and technology industries
  • The realization of connected vehicles and smart mobility will create innovative, cross-industry IoT opportunities for businesses, governments, societies and consumers, and lead to the rebirth of the automobile, with new values, purposes and participants

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