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

Published: 30 December 2016

ID: G00316199

Analyst(s): James F. Hines, Michael Ramsey


The connected vehicle will evolve in four stages through 2030. Automotive CIOs must help lead the evolution of the automobile as it becomes the ultimate mobile device. IT will open up new business opportunities, cost savings and new challenges that must be tackled.

Table Of Contents


  • Impacts and Recommendations
    • Telematics Stage of the Connected-Vehicle Evolution Mature
    • Device-to-Vehicle and Application Integration Efforts Are Nearly Mature
    • Digital Lifestyle Convergence Will Allow Consumers to Combine Their Mobile Phones and Homes With Their Vehicles
    • The Internet of Cars and Smart Mobility Will Create Innovative, Cross-Industry Opportunities and Lead to the Rebirth of the Automobile

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