Listen to “Connected Cars”.
Cars are getting smarter. They’ve had some connectivity for years – sat nav, Bluetooth, diagnostics and telematics – but more and more vehicles are part of the Internet of Things through 3G and 4G mobile connections.
Around 4 million vehicles were connected in 2016, 8 million in 2018 and the figure is expected to hit 20 million by 2022.
What’s more, 5G is on the way and should provide massively greater speeds – and, therefore, the scope to do much more with car connectivity.
Matt Walters, LeasePlan’s Head of Consultancy and Customer Data Services, and Andy Rayner, an automotive industry expert, consider the opportunities; all the way to the possibilities of autonomous vehicles. This includes an exploration of the technology and its evolution, plus the role connectivity can play in fleet data and telematics.