Building the smart car of the future requires putting technology in the driver’s seat. The most fundamental feature of a connected car is network connectivity, and this usually involves a wireless local area network (LAN). This allows the car to share internet access and data with other devices, both inside and outside the vehicle.
According to McKinsey and Cisco, researchers estimate that nearly 250 million cars will be connected to the internet by 2020. Vehicles will be equipped with new capabilities including smart sensors, connectivity modules, and big-data enhanced geo-analytical capabilities. The report states that, by the end of next year, connected car services will account for approximately $40 billion annually.
With a connected car outfitted with modern technologies that provide a wide array of new features and functions, our driving experience becomes radically more efficient, productive, convenient, and enjoyable.