Technology is changing at a rapid pace. If we look back at the time when there were no mobile phones we will come to know about how fast things are changing. Technology has been incorporated in almost everything.
Connected Cars to Change the way People Think. Similar is the case with cars. It is being believed that the car of future will allow users pay for petrol or parking directly from the vehicle. And get traffic alerts and restaurant suggestions from onboard digital assistant.
Connected cars or mobile phones on wheels will be able to make wonders. They will help in communication with each other on the road and with the infrastructure as well. And the best thing is that they be able to drive themselves.
Connected Cars to Change the way People Think
The cars enabled with the next generation 5G wireless communications network were showcased at the MWC in Barcelona. But as the incitement and uniqueness over connected cars increases, vehicle, tech, and telecom firms are trying hard how to handle the impending legal and ethical problems. The most significant danger connected cars pose is cyber security.
Jeff Massimilla, head of Cyber-Security at General Motors, during a discussion at the MWC also said that,
“Connected cars pose a significant risk from a cybersecurity perspective.”
The major issue related to cyber security is that of hacking. A hacker can easily take over a car’s network and disable brakes, the transmission, or simply shut the car down. Back in 2015, Connected cars were hacked during testing.
Cars Racing to Become ‘Mobile Phones on Wheels’
To alleviate the prospects, telecom and vehicle firms have joined to increase collaboration.
“We cannot do it alone.”
Said tech executive Ogi Redzic, who heads the connected vehicles services at Renault-Nissan.
Renault-Nissan collaborated with Microsoft last September, and its cars plan to use Microsoft Cortana as a digital assistant.
The progress of connected vehicles will also swivel on the ability of an internet network to set up lightning-quick downloads or support split-second activities.
The existing 4G standard allows fast broadband access via mobile smart phones. But the government and makers perceive the next generation enabling connection speeds of almost 1,000 times faster than current ones.
“When there will be many (connected) cars on the roads, there will be flow and bandwidth issues to make the system work.”
said Guillaume Crunelle, an automotive analyst at Deloitte.
It is being expected that the fifth generation of mobile networks will enable communications between cars and infrastructure.
“The 5G vehicle reacts swiftly in case of accident and transmits the information to neighboring cars.”
Said Changsoon Choi, a senior manager at SK Telecom.
Driverless cars will need improved GPS-tracking systems and the formation of more detailed digital maps in order to avoid possible hurdles. So lets see what else we get to hear about connected cars in the near future.