Chapter 5. Connected Vehicle

According to many leading automotive industry experts, the future of mobility will be increasingly automated, electrified, and connected (see, for example, Keynote at Bosch ConnectedWorld 2014 by Dr. Denner, Chairman Bosch Group). These three trends are not independent of one another; as we will see throughout this chapter, connectivity is a key requirement and is at the very core of both automated driving and electric driving.

A good insight into the future of mobility was provided by major car manufacturers at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Instead of talking about the latest innovations in consumer gadgets or Internet TV as showcased at CES, most of the buzz centered on the connected, automated, and electrified vehicle. Automobile integration is being touted as the next great frontier in consumer electronics. In today’s young urban circles especially, there is considerably more interest in connected services than there is in raw horsepower.

However, the market is still considered to be in its infancy. In this chapter, we will provide an overview of the most important use cases for the connected vehicle and the ways in which they relate to the IoT.

The connected dashboard and car infotainment are becoming increasingly important, not just in their own right but also as a data source for other advanced vehicle functions. Connectivity will pave the way for new services such as eCall and bCall, fleet management services for leasing ...

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