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After Internet of Things (IoT), Connected Cars is the most used buzzword in the industry

After Internet of Things (IoT), Connected Cars is the most used buzzword in the industry. From automobile manufacturers to software vendors to telecom operators to consumer electronic companies, everyone is excited about the connected vehicle phenomenon. With the power of 20 modern PCs, contemporary cars pack more punch than any another computing device. They contain more than 100 million lines of code that can process up to 25GB of data in an hour.

One of the factors that’s turning this concept into a reality is ubiquitous connectivity. The rise of 4G LTE and emerging 5G networks enable new scenarios for the connected vehicles. Automobile manufacturers are partnering with telecom companies to bring connectivity to their vehicles.

The scenario of connected vehicles is an ultimate use case of IoT, where multiple vehicles interact with each other while coordinating with the road infrastructure like the traffic signals. They can send real-time alerts to the service center about the condition of your car.

Keeping aside the hype created by the industry players, Connected Cars do offer value to customers.

In-Car Content and Services
Connected Cars take the infotainment to the next level by delivering popular content to the passengers. Today, car entertainment is mostly confined to FM radio and Bluetooth connectivity. With the availability of high-speed networks, popular streaming services such as Pandora, Spotify, and Hulu become available. Consumers will have a huge choice of content to choose from.

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Janakiram MSV is an analyst, advisor, and architect. Follow him on Twitter,  Facebook and LinkedIn.

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