Exploring Connected CarsAditi TiwariHSBC India Pvt.Ltd.AbstractConvergence of technology has impacted the automobile industry development on a large scale.
Internet of Cars is a major concept related to mobile technology and Internet of Things (IOT). This paper aims to elaborate this major concept emphasizing on the factors of future mobility in human lives.Keywords: automotive, logistics, information logistics, convergence, technological convergence, internet of things, internet of cars, connected car, car connectivity, mobility, public transportIntroduction Information technology is responsible for a new paradigm shift in economic and social objectives globally. This paper aims to elaborate the impact of technology on automobile sector and how the development is contributing towards a sustainable green society on globe.Trends of technology convergence:Convergence of technology has strategically impacted the economy globally in past 10-15 years. Digitization and mobility has become one of the most frequently described long-term trends in the global economy.
Practitioners are investigating the phenomena of industry 4.0, which describes the efficient use of resources for manufacturing and producing goods. Technologies that will cause disruption in integration and tech convergence are automatic vehicles and mobility. Convergence is defined as the interpenetration of multimedia and technology.Digital communication is one of the technological dimension of convergence. Technological convergence also has other dimensions for example, allowing to receive the same message or the same medium on various devices, desktop or mobile, at a time convenient for the customer. Therefore, not only the differences between different media are blurring, but also between devices enabling receiving data transfer.
Convergence of media means that recipient of information can receive the same message many times, on many different media platforms and devices, which is called omnichannel transfer and results in creation of hyperspace also called hyper-reality. Mobility trends of future cities:According to data from the UN, population living in cities in 2050 is expected to reach 6.3 billion 24 – it will be almost twice more than in 2011. The number of mega cities is growing, and in future these growing spaces will absorb some part of rural population aswell. The most urbanized continent on the globe is Europe and over 74% of the EU citizens live in urban areas, a proportion which is expected to grow to 80% by 2030 6. Smart cities are innovative spaces supported by digitization and technology solutions.
Smart cities are sustainable, connected cities providing high quality of life through use of intelligent transport systems (ITSs), green buildings and industrial control systems (ICSs). Information sharing system is a key element in these cities. Smart mobility means intelligent and safe transport with use of smart solutions and is connected with other “smart” categories – smart economy, smart environment, smart governance, smart living, smart society, smart city etc. The most important challenge for future city will be mobility development according to sustainable development principles. This will include: energy-efficient and low-cost transportation systems, environment-friendly solutions (bicycles roads, pedestrian areas), dense network of suburban transport, many intermodal transportation hubs.
Mobility infrastructure should be planned in long-term with taking into account future structure of urban society.The main problem of cities is traffic congestion which will be reduced or eliminated in future smart cities. Today cities become network cities.