From the significant amounts of data generated by connected and autonomous vehicles, to the opportunities for smart advertising and concerns over vehicle security, the future of mobility is set to have a significant impact on the Technology, Media and Telecom sectors.
Click on each of the sections below to understand how emerging mobility trends could impact the Technology, Media and Telecom sectors in the near, medium and long-term future.
Security of Internet of Things (IoT) for vehicles: Management of data layers, back-end cloud services and data / network security all pose opportunities and risks to tech players in the mobility space.
Demand for 3/4/5G bandwidth and uptime: With connected and autonomous vehicles (AVs) generating significant amounts of data, as well as demands from over-air updates, in-car entertainment and navigation, there is likely to be a tremendous increase in the need for wireless bandwidth and stability. This may encourage the development of 5G capabilities and coverage, or of rival technologies if infrastructure development is not able to keep pace.
Mapping and navigation software: AVs depend on detailed maps of their environment for safe navigation, in addition to the live sensor data that they receive. We see mapping firms becoming an essential part of the AV value chain, with a number of companies emerging recently in the UK and abroad.
Utilising low latency of 5G for AV cloud applications: AVs are expected to generate a significant amount of data, through sensor updates, software updates and in-car entertainment. Services that collect, store, index and analyse this data are also expected to see increased use.
Smart advertising for people in connected vehicles: With the explosion in user data available, there may be a platform play to aggregate and analyse user data to support a variety of services, including advertising, retail, and infrastructure planning, amongst others.
IoT/ sensornet security: With the rise of distributed sensor networks and IoT-connected 'talking devices', the potential for cyber attacks on these networks also increases. Cyber security may thus be increasingly important, particularly where such networks form a critical part of infrastructure and transport monitoring.
Telematics-as-a-Service: Telematics devices are already installed in cars today, but to deploy this technology more widely we see the rise of 'telematics-as-a-service' providers who will provide a full solution, combining hardware with connectivity and analytics on behalf of an insurer or an OEM.
Portable user profiles for shared mobility services: In a future world where mobility vehicles may be shared, what would 'logging on' to a particular car look like? We see a service similar to social media platforms today where your settings, content and applications are transferrable between vehicles, in order to make you feel at home whenever you step into a pod.
Active city traffic management: In a fully-AV world, could cities be smarter in managing and directing traffic? With sensor networks and real-time congestion and routing information, it could become possible for city traffic management systems to give routing directions and priorities to individual vehicles, in order to balance congestion across routes and improve the overall flow of the city.