A recent global study has revealed that 30% of US consumers do not trust anyone to manage the vast amount of data being collected by today’s increasingly connected vehicles. That presents a significant challenge to manufacturers as they look for returns on the huge digital investments they have made, one that connectivity pioneer VNC Automotive argues could be resolved with just a little extra transparency.
The auto industry is seeing a lot of change when it comes to in-vehicle tech and connectivity, particularly when it comes to electrification and automation. And for public service fleets, this represents a major transformation in how public service vehicles can better serve their citizens and communities.
With the deadline for phasing out 2G and 3G in Europe set at 2025, operators are already in the process of shutting down the networks in order to improve infrastructure for 4G LTE and 5G. 5G technology has for some time been promising incredible advantages to vehicle connectivity, including faster downloads and direct communication, rather than communication via servers.
Traditionally, public service vehicles, such as highway maintenance, escort vehicles and breakdown vehicles would be converted by specialist installers who would screw in and fix screens and laptops to the dashboard. In some vehicles, this means that the whole of the passenger side is completely overrun with equipment.