The IHS Markit Connected Car Service provides insight, context, data, and analytics for rapidly growing and evolving automotive connectivity both from a hardware and software perspective. Users can quickly access key insights from market developments, put context around events and technological trends, dive into deep data and forecasts, and seamlessly drive analytics to support their most challenging decisions.
Aside from the occasional map, infotainment, or telematics control unit update, most vehicles are frozen in time beyond their first manufacture. In addition, most of the software updates that are available need to be performed by a service center or through a at home computer with a thumb drive or SD card, which reduces the success rate of the update across the fleet. This is where over-the-air (OTA) updates come into play.
OTA updates have significant economic advantages owing to large cost savings compared with existing manual approaches. Since our last report in 2017, there has been mainstream market emergence of OTA updates in cars, particularly in the telematics and infotainment space. A major mainstream automaker, General Motors (GM) and Ford have announced that some of their vehicles will implement OTA core electronic control units (ECUs) updates within the next year, for instance. Along with these cutting-edge capabilities, dozens of automakers have adopted OTA updates for: maps, infotainment operating system, telematics firmware, and media applications, which are outlined throughout the report.
Staying abreast of automotive sector/topic-specific developments, trends, and competitive activity can be time-consuming. With many sources available, it is often difficult to find critical and reliable market information that stakeholders of the automotive industry need. Conducting business analysis, product, or market strategy assessments without validated market data is risky.
AutoTechInsight provides the ability to access the wealth of recognized thought leadership, data, and analysis from IHS Automotive on a broad spectrum of industry topics and sectors. AutoTechInsight offers a lens into more than a dozen vehicle component categories. Each service provides the insight you need to anticipate future demand, access competitive intelligence, and stay abreast of changing dynamics.
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