Opportunities for auto makers & mobile operators
Mobile operators and application developers are creating a large connected ecosystem around this new ‘smartphone on wheels.’
This infographic looks at the unlimited use cases and huge revenue opportunities that exist in the form of maintenance, service, infotainment, insurance, performance monitoring, security, and more. It also looks at what it will take for companies to capitalize on the opportunity.
Car makers are pursuing strategic alliances with hardware suppliers to access the infotainment systems they believe the customers will require. Car makers like BMW and GM are offering connected entertainment like Pandora and information services like Google search.
Mobile operators have started to launch connected car platforms that allow car makers to customize their connected car system while allowing mobile operators to simply provide connectivity. Google’s Open Automotive Alliance will promote its open-source OS as a platform for in-car technology.
Mobile operators’ connected platforms are creating an application ecosystem that offers incentives to developers to build apps. Irrespective of what connected car platform gets used. App developers will continue to be the innovative force that enables new experiences in the connected car.
The amount of use cases within the connected car environment is diverse and varied. Infostretch believes the real engine of the connected car experience is the transformation of the vehicle and user data into usable and actionable information.
Infostretch is helping an automotive manufacturers’ repair and solution provider develop an information system that can deliver vehicle diagnostic data to mobile devices through an Android app, thereby improving the turnaround time for repairs by giving them the power to access this data anywhere.