IoT Trends in the Automotive Industry

Explore how connected cars are interacting with other vehicles and the entire ecosystem of connected transport infrastructure.
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Connected Cars Are Becoming Part of the Wider IoT Transport Ecosystem

Thanks to rapid advancements in both the speed of mobile communications and the technology inside connected vehicles, automotive manufacturers are able to offer exciting new services. As automotive IoT becomes more fully realised, connected vehicles are able to stay in continual, real time communication with the surrounding connected ecosystem.

To create a smoother and safer journey, connected cars can utilise high-speed mobile connectivity to interact with other vehicles and sensors on the road. This ecosystem of connected transport infrastructure is making advanced driving-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving a reality – and changing the way people think of mobility.

IoT Trends in the Automotive Industry

Short term

Long term

Connected transport ecosystems ease the problems of urbanisation

Roads are increasingly congested, bus systems are busier, and subway carriages are packed to capacity during rush hour. The fact is, with so many people relying on the same modes of transportation, the need for smarter solutions has never been greater.

Connecting smart cities with connected cars is a critical next step. The ADAS systems that exist in vehicles today, such as automatic parking and re-routing to avoid congestion, are the building blocks of future solutions for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication, vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication.

In the future, vehicles will have the potential to crowdsource information that makes smart cities work better, such as locating potholes in order to improve road surfaces and warn fellow drivers of hazards, or helping drivers locate available parking spaces. Autonomous cars will make ‘decisions’ based on V2X data received from the connected world in which they operate.

Automakers need an open but highly secure connection to the transport ecosystem

Consumers increasingly expect to be connected all the time. Consequently, automotive connectivity needs to be state-of-the-art. Systems should not only be open and futureproof, but must also meet the highest standards of reliability and security.

Working closely with connected car pioneers has given Telenor IoT a unique understanding of today’s automotive industry, and what it will take to succeed tomorrow. We apply that experience and insight to our IoT connectivity solutions for the global automotive industry.

Why Choose Mobile IoT Connectivity?

Mobile networks are well-tested and aren’t going away anytime soon. Our mobile IoT connectivity solution gives you access to well established global networks which use licensed radio spectrum, free of disturbances and congestion from competing networks.

Managed Connectivity allows you to conquer the complexity of IoT, we can help you simplify the production, rollout and management of your connected vehicles. With our solution, your vehicles use the best available mobile networks to securely connect to your network or the internet.

A partner for the future of automotive IoT

Telenor IoT provides everything you need to successfully deploy and manage connected products and solutions around the world. Together with our partner network, we provide an end-to-end solution, from concept and design to monetization and operation over time. At the core of that end-to-end offering are IoT Connect, Telenor´s Managed Connectivity services and IoT Complete, Telenor´s end-to-end connectivity service.

From micromobility to heavy machinery, we can help you develop IoT solutions that work everywhere vehicles need to go. If you manufacture vehicles or automotive parts, or create connected mobility solutions, we can help you roll out scalable, stable and secure automotive IoT solutions that meet your needs for coverage, quality and price.

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