Connected Car

A connected car is a car that can communicate bidirectionally with other systems outside of the car. This allows the car to share internet access, and hence data, with other devices both inside and outside the vehicle.

The Connected Car Vehicle Domain focuses on vehicle-to-x communications, automotive cybersecurity, cockpit domain controller architecture market, headunit systems, over the air updates, infotainment software and apps and data monetization.

Topics covered:

  • Cockpit domain controllers (CDC) 
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data monetization
  • Infotainment software platforms
  • Infotainment systems
  • Over-the-Air (OTA) updates
  • Telematics controllers
  • Telematics services
  • Navigation software
  • Usage-based insurance (UBI)

Planners and strategists use the Vehicle Domain to:

  • Overcome challenges communicating potential revenue opportunities to internal decision makers
  • Define mutually beneficial value between the customer and supplier when it comes to data collection-based services
  • Drive incremental stable revenue sources through consumer post-car purchases of digital services

The Connected Car Vehicle Domain is part of a suite of vehicle content solutions accessed through AutoTechInsight, an S&P Global Mobility automotive strategy and planning solution delivering:

  • Sector News & Insights (covering all Vehicle Domains)
  • Reports (Vehicle Domain specific)
  • Supplier Profiles (Vehicle Domain specific)
  • CFA Relations
    • OEM-Supplier relationships
    • Analyst and survey-based researched databases
    • Delivered via Query Tool and five analytics via Analytics Tool (Vehicle Domain specific)
  • Access to analysts, a listing of autonomy-related events and monthly webinars

OEM-level and Model-level forecasts, technology fitment, and supplier relationships (optional add-ons)


Brian Rhodes
Brian Rhodes

Brian is an Associate Director, leading the Connected Car and Vehicle Experience research practice at S&P Global Mobility. His primary responsibilities include looking after research related to automotive connectivity, infotainment, and in-vehicle user experience, as well as consumer sentiment towards automotive technologies. Brian manages a team of analysts around the world dedicated to these subject areas.

Brian’s portfolio exposure includes connected hardware and services, headunits, in-vehicle displays, over-the-air (OTA) updates, advanced speech recognition, monetization services, and more. Brian also regularly speaks to the market on behalf of S&P Global Mobility at automotive technology-related conferences.

Prior to joining IHS (now a part of S&P Global) in 2015, his work experience includes several market research positions in automotive, finance, and urban development.

Brian received both a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing with a focus in Market Research and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

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