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As the world’s roads become increasingly congested, drivers are seeking smarter vehicles and transport systems that can give them real-time information about traffic jams, weather conditions, road works and parking availability. At the same time, governments are calling for cars to be able to automatically alert emergency services as soon as a vehicle is involved in an accident and to be equipped with tracking systems to combat theft.

The automotive industry has the potential to play a transformative role in the connected future by delivering new services such as:

  • on-demand, in-car entertainment
  • low-cost pay-as-you-drive insurance
  • location-enabled security features
  • real-time fleet management

As well as enhancing core vehicle propositions, such as improving vehicle brand image and customer relationship management and delivering a safer and more enjoyable driving experience. The global connected car market will be worth €39 billion in 2018 up from €13 billion in 2012, according to new market forecasts (download the latest information). Over the next five years, there will be an almost sevenfold increase in the number of new cars equipped with mobile connectivity designed to meet demand among regulators and consumers for safety and security features, as well as infotainment services an d navigation aids.  The rapid development of the global connected car market will be driven in part by positive regional regulatory action in Europe, Russia and Brazil.

To achieve this market potential, the automotive and mobile industries need to work closely together to deliver scalable, secure, interoperable, ubiquitous and intuitive connected experiences. This will help address key market development requirements such as remotely provisioned SIMs and interoperable architecture for in-market SIM management.

To accelerate the development and deployment of connected automotive solutions and devices, the GSMA is engaging with automakers, mobile network operators and the wider ecosystem to better understand their needs and to reduce the barriers to adoption.

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Next Event: GSMA Automotive Special Interest Group Workshop

The aim of this interactive workshop is to gather key players from the Automotive industry, mobile operators, solution developers and vendors to discuss technical and business requirements and share existing best practices for Automotive.

March 12, 2015, 10:00-17:30, GSMA HQ, London


OPEN Session: 10:00 – 15:30
•    GSMA Embedded SIM Business Processes Paper – The positive impact on your business.
•    Regulatory eCall update
•    Applying the GSMA Connection Efficiency Guidelines and Test Cases in an automotive context – Achieving Connection Efficiency is essential to the success of the connected car. In this session we will discuss the GSMA guidelines and test cases.
•    Connected Car Security Requirements – This will be an interactive session to understand the key security requirements from the Automotive industry.
•    Low Power Wide Area Technology overview and its potential applications in the automotive sector.

CLOSED Session (for MNO & Auto Manufacturers only): 16:00 – 17:30
•    Introduction to next years Connected Living Program and collaboration areas with the Automotive industry.

Register for the event here

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