The Connected Car: Opportunities for MNOs
2016.12.23   |   51 pages   |   Digital IoT & M2M   |   Convergence & M2M

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Pippa Walton


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With fast mobile internet access and new wireless connectivity solutions being developed and adopted, many opportunities for digital platforms, applications and services are emerging in the connected and autonomous car markets. 

The connected car can digitally connect and interact with its surroundings, enabling new applications such as advanced safety features, personalised driving and infotainment services.  Uptake is driven by an increase in embedded connectivity in cars, as well as growth in always-connected devices, streaming media, and safety and security applications. 

Governments, transport authorities and municipalities are supporting developments in connected cars alongside smart city applications.  Connected cars can dynamically optimise journeys, increase safety and energy efficiency and help drivers to avoid danger and collisions. 

That this market relies on connectivity means that the opportunities for mobile network operators can be substantial if key partnerships between vehicle OEMs, MNOs and technology companies can be established and nurtured. 

Major MNOs such as AT&T and Vodafone have implemented strategies for investing in the connected car market, but all operators should be looking at the possibilities that this market provides.

This report looks at what the major players are doing in this area, and the opportunities that will be provided by developments in the connected car market. 

It concludes with recommendations based on MNOs featured in this report that should be considered by any MNO wishing to establish its place in the connected car market.

 

Companies: Apple, Samsung, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, T-Mobile USA, Telefónica, TeliaSonera, Verizon, Vodafone, EE,

Countries: UK, US, EU, Singapore, Netherlands,

Keywords: Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, mobility-as-a-service, intelligent transport systems, eCall, mesh networks, autonomous vehicles, in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspots, in-car infotainment, NB-IoT, Embedded SIM specification, usage-based insurance, IoT, LTE-V, 5G, 4G, eMBMS, connected vehicles, LTE-M, LTE, M2M,

1

Overview

1

2

Introduction

2

2.1

Background to the Report

2

2.2

Currency and Conversions

3

2.3

Further Questions and Feedback

3

3

Definitions

4

3.1

Introduction

4

3.2

Types of Connectivity

5

3.2.1

Aftermarket Connection Options

5

3.2.2

Embedded Options

6

3.2.3

Tethered Options

6

3.2.3.1

Apple CarPlay

8

3.2.3.2

Android Auto

8

3.2.3.3

MirrorLink

8

3.2.3.4

Samsung

8

4

Enabling Technologies

10

4.1

Introduction

10

4.2

4G/5G

10

4.2.1

LTE-M

11

4.2.2

LTE-V

12

4.3

Narrow Band IoT (NB-IoT)

12

4.4

LTE eMBMS

13

4.5

GSMA Embedded SIM Specification

13

4.6

DSRC

14

4.7

In-Vehicle Wi-Fi Hotspots

15

4.8

Mesh Networks

15

5

Apps & Services

17

5.1

Introduction

17

5.2

Infotainment

18

5.3

Enhancing Safety & Security

20

5.4

Integration With Home Networks

20

5.5

Data Exchange & Collection

21

5.5.1

Insurance Services

21

5.6

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)

22

5.6.1

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

22

5.6.2

Autonomous Vehicles

22

5.7

Congestion and the Environment

23

5.8

Driver Services

24

5.9

Mobility-as-a-Service

25

6

Regulation & Official Initiatives

27

6.1

Introduction

27

6.2

Data Protection

28

6.3

The EU

28

6.3.1

The Netherlands

29

6.3.2

eCall in the EU

29

6.4

UK

30

7

Challenges to Adoption

31

7.1

Privacy and Security Issues

31

7.2

Driver Distraction

32

7.3

Lifecycle of Products

32

7.4

Business Models

32

7.5

Traffic Law

33

7.6

Lack of Resources

33

7.7

Lack of Standardisation

34

7.8

Ubiquity of Wireless Service

34

8

The Role of MNOs

35

8.1

AT&T

35

8.2

Deutsche Telekom

37

8.3

KDDI

39

8.4

T-Mobile USA

40

8.5

Telefónica

41

8.6

TeliaSonera

42

8.7

Verizon

42

8.8

Vodafone

45

8.8.1

DriveNow

46

8.8.2

Usage-based Insurance

46

9

Key Findings

48

9.1

Conclusions

48

9.2

Recommendations

50

 

Appendix – Feedback Questions

52

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