Connected cars are one of the biggest trends, nowadays. The most recent boost in connected cars industry is the movement of Toyota, Amazon and Uber.
First, Toyota added mobility services to its self-driving fleet Wednesday (July 14), then Aurora, the driverless vehicle startup backed by Amazon and Uber, announced plans to go public Thursday (July 15) at an $11 billion value through a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) merger.
By 2030, about 95 percent of new vehicles sold globally will be connected to the internet, up from around 50 percent today. Around 45 percent of these vehicles will have intermediate and advanced connectivity. So, the pace is going slowly but very soon will be seeing tremendous growth in the connected cars industry.
A connected car is one that has its own connection to the internet, usually via a wireless local area network (WLAN) that allows the car to share internet access and data with other devices inside and outside the car.