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Connected Car Data Expansion Needed by Drivers and Wireless Carriers

carinlightdrivingConnected cars with connected drivers is a new opportunity for automobile OEMs and mobile operators to provide services in cars. A new report from iGR predicts.

From 2012 to 2017, the number of connected cars in the U.S. is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 142%.

Connected cars can also offer  safety, emergency services, diagnosis and fleet management.

U.S. Wireless operators will need to deploy LTE infrastructure for capacity and coverage for the emerging connected car market. Because cars are moving, small cells and WiFi hotspots will not provide the right kinds of coverage needed.

Cars with built-in LTE connections, WiFi hotspots, and full Internet will become more available over the next five years.  Connected Car data will impact wireless network data usage.

iGR’s new market research report, U.S. Connected Car Market Forecast, 2012 – 2017: Infotainment on Four Wheel

IGR’s report includes:

  • What are different types of connected car services and which solutions are currently available?
  • What are some of the challenges that surround connected car services?
  • What connected car products are being offered by major automakers?
  •  What are the driving habits of U.S. consumers and how do they currently use in-car technology?
  • How interested are U.S. consumers in connected car services and how would they like to pay for these services?
  • What is the five-year forecast for the number of connected cars and their associated data usage for U.S. connected car market?
  • Who are some of the companies that provide products or services in the
    connected car market?