Analysts project that by 2018, up to 30 million of the new vehicles manufactured each year will be equipped with embedded cellular communication.
With the expansion of high-speed cellular networks, OEMs can bring more sophisticated software and services to the vehicle. From geo-fencing applications that tie digital services to real-time locations, to in-car infotainment systems, to predictive analytics and safety services, new innovations are driving the automotive industry to embrace the power of the Internet of Things. Automotive OEMs can capitalize on the IoT to:
- Increase brand loyalty through deeper insights and closer relationships with customers
- Continually refine and improve their vehicles, and build better cars in the future
- Gain a competitive edge by safely extending the compelling Internet services that customers use in other areas of their lives to the hours they spend on the road
- Deliver new high-value services such as stolen vehicle tracking, emergency assistance, remote entry, usage-based insurance (UBI) and many others
As more OEMs embrace “Big Data” analytics to utilize the massive information generated by the IoT, connected cars will fuel new ecosystems of applications that enhance the driving experience and create new revenue opportunities. With its ubiquitous reach, proven reliability, and low deployment and maintenance costs, cellular communications provides the ideal connectivity platform for the connected car. Sierra Wireless can help OEMs build a new generation of wireless automotive solutions.
We are the market leader in automotive machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, with more than a decade of experience and more than 10 million automotive-grade wireless modules shipped worldwide. From intelligent embedded modules to cloud platforms to expert professional services and more, we provide complete device-to-cloud IoT solutions. We can help OEMs build secure, reliable and cost-effective connected car solutions and bring them to market faster.