February 5, 2020 Last updated February 5th, 2020 2,892 Reads share

Where Automotive IoT is Headed and Why It Matters

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The automotive industry has always been at the forefront of innovations. As the ultimate combination of convenience, fun, and comfort, cars are what people are ready to pay for and they want them to be nice. To fulfill that need, carmakers pull together the best of modern technology and design, among which Automotive IoT is a new key ingredient.

Due to advancements in Automotive IoT, we enter the times when cars can finally boast their intelligence as much as their sleek looks and driving habits. Equipped with sensors and cameras, they offer new exciting features for active road monitoring, driver’s safety, self-driving experience, and infotainment. Modern smart cars can already cruise on a highway with minimal human’s supervision, prevent accidents, perform self-parking, and mitigate human mistakes or lack of attention while driving. Automotive IoT has successfully brought the concept of a smart car to reality.

As a result of this transition from car making being solely an art of engineering to its current state as a sophisticated amalgam of engineering, software development, and cloud computing, businesses and regular customers will face a whole new dimension of digital car solutions. Here’s what it’s going to look like.

More Autonomous Driving Features and Integrations

Self-driving cars are the biggest promise of Automotive IoT and we’ve seen some great progress there for the past few years. Fully autonomous vehicles have been successfully tested on the road and the mass market has also seen a great deal of driver assistance features that offer a certain degree of car autonomy. In addition to that, modern cars can collect and process different kinds of real-time data, such as the user’s driving habits in order to adjust the car’s assistance, road traffic for comfortable cruising, or weather conditions to create an appropriate climate inside the car. You can now integrate your car with your phone, perform remote control functions, and even set up IoT payments to pay for fuel and tolls.

More Personalized Experience via Digital Tools and Services

Drivers will be offered increasingly better personalization within their cars, from more adaptive driving assistance to a wider spectrum of infotainment services. We are eyewitnesses to how digital cockpits are quickly replacing old-school mechanical dashboards and how the modern car interior is getting inevitably more space-age. All these digital devices make a modern car basically a full-scale computer that can deliver real-time content of any kind and connect to other “computers” just like you use a smartphone to connect with the world around you.

More Opportunities for Electronics, Software, and Telecom Companies

The automotive industry expands its traditional barriers and embraces modern technologies and services to satisfy tech-savvy consumers. And this makes for an excellent collaboration between car brands, high-tech vendors, and Telecoms. By using best-of-breed Automotive IoT platforms and cloud connectivity solutions, car manufacturers can speed up their digital car initiatives and improve the quality of user experience, which is still not really amazing in most cars. How they are going to address those challenges will be crucial for their starting grid position in this whole new era of smart, connected cars.

If you want to learn more about smart IoT solutions for Automotive and other industries, you will find plenty of useful information at kaaproject.org.



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Anna Melnikova

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