The smart money is betting that sales will explode intelligent, but concerns about privacy, cybersecurity and the average price vs. label smartphone connectivity increasingly integrated built like a car out of the realm of science fiction indeed every day in motion.
Although most drivers can afford $ 55,000 average car today net cost, many analysts believe that prices will fall in the coming years. As a result, Gartner expects 250 million rolling connected vehicles on the world’s roads in 2020, while the BI Intelligence report states that 75 percent of the 92 million vehicles will be delivered in 2020 will be built around the world with an Internet equipment .
Despite higher prices, consumers already sold on the benefits of cars with vehicle technology. Thirty-nine percent of car buyers say, technology is a top selling point, according to a study by Accenture. This is more than double (14 percent), which is the measure of the performance of the “traditional” than power and speed are the highest priority.
To date, this technology combines smart with among car manufacturers and embedded systems divisions caused by devices such as smartphones Internet (and often Wi-Fi). Most analysts believe that corporate connectivity will eventually dominate, especially since prices are falling, because he left the car and insurance meet key performance, safety and driving data. In the short term, however, many consumers tend to rely on smartphones for features and functions, infotainment, remote door unlocking, the vehicle navigation, weather and traffic information and diagnostic tools including access issues.
Despite widespread optimism about more security and comfort promised activated by the car, the federal government and some consumer groups are concerned that a large amount of collected and transmitted between different parts of data, privacy individuals and even potential threats to security.
More recently, members of the letters of the Energy and Commerce Committee of the House of 17 automakers and Administration National Highway Transportation Safety and details necessary to make cyber measures to prevent hackers from accessing “security and intelligent communication. In addition, ensure that hackers could data stored in the car, some people worry that criminals can actually take intelligent control, disabling critical systems such as braking and steering.
Despite these concerns may appear to be made by taking noise in Hollywood scenarios, researchers attached to the Centre Automotive Systems in 2010 it was possible for the show on board all major car systems. In 2011, the same researchers showed how the remote control of the car because of the telematics system. Last Friday, Fiat announced that Chrysler was 1.4 million cars and trucks in order to remind them of the magazine Wired has a story on how hackers to hijack remote cut protection of the jeep on the Internet.
Responding to concerns about the unregulated collection and dissemination of sensitive personal data, a leader, Bill proposed Triple A sort of consumer rights in the Federal Commission for circulation. They suggest that the consumer the right to know what information is collected, stored, and how it is used, the right to decide to share certain information and the right to expect their information systems against unauthorized access vehicles protected.