Skip to main content

Automotive Industry Studies New Wireless Cloud Apps

It's coming soon, to a moving vehicle near you. 4G LTE is about to have a significant impact on the adoption of telematics services -- due to network stability and coverage. It's estimated that 76 percent of automotive industry executives expect all new vehicles to be 'telematics connected' by 2022.

4G Americas announced that there are currently 225 commercial LTE networks in 85 countries worldwide. Based on mobile network service provider commitments, that number will increase to more than 464 LTE networks in the coming years.

Particularly in the North American, LTE is becoming mainstream -- where coverage in the U.S. market is now nationwide.

"The U.S. has emerged as the worldwide leader in LTE connections and innovations are being developed to keep future LTE networks efficient, effective, fast and reliable," said Vicki Livingston, head of communications at 4G Americas.

But thus far, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have taken a piecemeal approach to the connected car because of a lack of guaranteed connectivity. That will change. Many OEMs are already analyzing what 4G LTE will provide.

Why now? Because LTE makes internet connections more responsive, allowing for the transmission of large files and video content much more quickly than legacy 3G networks.

Meanwhile, 4G Americas has endorsed the upcoming Telematics Update conference, with Chris Pearson, President of 4G Americas, speaking and moderating a panel entitled, "The Passenger: Thinking Beyond the Driver."

Some OEMs are already on board with LTE, according to Telematics Update. For example, Toyota believes that planning for in-vehicle LTE connectivity will be the way forward, yet they maintain a hybridized approach.

Vendors want to experience how the LTE network performs when confronted with significant vehicle volume on the road. They need to know if it's possible to move applications fully into the cloud to be streamed, or if they should remain bound to smartphone connectivity through a tethered or embedded combination.

The ongoing debate with 'connected car' thought leaders will be the topic of discussion at the "Content & Apps for Automotive USA 2013" conference, held December 11-12 in San Francisco, California.

Popular posts from this blog

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Advanced Telehealth Adoption

The global COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation across many industries. As an example, consider the healthcare sector. Some routine medical situations can be diagnosed and resolved online. While the trend was already in motion long before the pandemic arrived, the adoption of telehealth increased rapidly in 2020. Around the world, many governments responded to the disruption and inaccessibility of healthcare facilities by loosening previous regulations and restrictions on the practice of telemedicine apps, and teleconsultations. This decision resulted in the mass adoption of these medical services among patients and providers. According to the latest market study by Juniper Research, telemedicine will save the healthcare industry $21 billion in costs by 2025 -- that's rising from an estimated $11 billion in 2021. This increased app usage represents an anticipated growth rate of over 80 percent in the next four years. Telehealth Services Market Development The co

Worldwide Semiconductor Demand will Accelerate in 2021

The technology sector is a key driver of the U.S. economy. Therefore, components like semiconductors play an important role in America's future. The 'CHIPS for America Act' is a new law that calls for incentives on domestic semiconductor manufacturing and investments in research and development. But these renewed efforts will require years of ongoing commitment. Meanwhile, despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the semiconductor market performed well in 2020. However, new demand by industry was uneven throughout last year due to global lockdowns, remote working adoption, and shifts in consumer and commercial buying behavior. Worldwide semiconductor revenue grew to $464 billion in 2020 -- that's an increase of 10.8 percent compared to 2019, according to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC). Semiconductor Technology Market Development IDC now forecasts that the semiconductor market will reach $522 billion in 2021, that's a 12.5 percent

Hyper-automation Propels Superior Business Process Redesign

When the world was disrupted by a global pandemic during 2020, many CEOs and their board of directors were consumed by reacting to immediate problems. Meanwhile, a few forwarding-thinking enterprise leaders also paused to invest in accelerating their prescient digital transformation agenda. What enables executives to envision an opportunity while others see only challenges? Strategic foresight, and a willingness to embrace the apparent changes that are transforming the legacy status quo. During this period of uncertainty, hyper-automation investment has gained new momentum. Hyperautomation is the application of advanced technologies that augment humans by helping to streamline processes in new ways that are significantly more impactful than the legacy approach. Hyperautomation Market Development The global market for technology that enables hyperautomation will reach $596.6 billion in 2022, according to the latest worldwide market study by Gartner. This is up from $481.6 billion in 202