One of the most intriguing market sectors in the Internet of Things (IoT) industry is the Connected Vehicle, as transportation affects virtually everyone, and the Connected Vehicle is the place where IoT and transportation converge. There are several different definitions of what a Connected Vehicle is, depending on your perspective in the automotive industry. Auto manufacturers, consumers, aftermarket retailers, traffic engineers, and regulators all have slightly different perspectives on what constitutes a Connected Vehicle, and there are many different reasons that the vehicle is connected in the first place.
At the broadest level, a Connected Vehicle may be defined as an automobile with a combination of an internal hardwired network between devices and one or more wireless connections to other systems, allowing access to other networks and services. This can be as basic as providing Internet connectivity utilizing commercial cellular carrier connections and providing wireless connectivity inside the car to other systems. It can also involve connection to other cars, to specific roadside infrastructure, and to third‐party central systems.
Connected Vehicles manufactured after 2010 typically have in‐dash displays that allow the driver or passenger to control and access different applications with a touch‐screen monitor. These applications may include, but are not limited to, music, Internet, ...