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U.S. Connected Car Strategies, Trends and Forecasts, 2013-2018

2014 has ushered in a flood of announcements regarding connected car services from automakers, wireless carriers and technology vendors. Starting with the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2014, connected car offerings seemed to make as many headlines as traditional technology companies. Throughout the spring, the buzz continued as additional announcements and partnerships were made, and concept cars with more advanced capabilities were demoed.

This report examines connected car services, recaps major announcements made through the spring of 2014, discusses the strategies of some key players, and presents barriers and drivers for this rapidly developing space. In addition, it presents a five-year forecast for the number of connected cars in the U.S. and the associated mobile data usage.


Key Questions Answered

  • What is a connected car, and what services does it allow now and in the future?
  • What are the strategies that are guiding automotive manufacturers, carriers and technology vendors?
  • What recent announcements have been made regarding connected cars?
  • What are the challenges related to connected cars that need to be resolved?
  • What are the drivers for connected cars that are propelling the market forward?
  • What is the five-year forecast for the number of connected cars and their associated data usage for U.S. connected car market?

Who Should Read

  • Automotive manufacturers and suppliers
  • Mobile service providers
  • M2M providers
  • Mobile device OEMs
  • Developers of mobile apps
  • Financial and investment analysts.

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Executive Summary
  • Methodology
  • Defining a Connected Car
    • Connectivity
    • Infotainment
    • Telematics
    • Convenience/ Comfort
    • Safety/Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
    • Maintenance
    • Business oriented solutions
  • Connected Cars Considerations
    • Global Solutions vs. Region Specific Solutions
    • Embedded, Smartphone or Hybrid
    • Embedded
    • Smartphone/Tablet
    • Hybrid
  • Connected Car Drivers, Barriers and Trends
    • Barriers and Challenges
      • Trust and Privacy
      • Security
      • Safety
      • Developing ecosystem
      • Lack of standardization
      • Past user experience
      • Pricing and billing models
      • Network Capacity
      • Development cycles
      • Competing Priorities
      • Consumer and dealer education
    • Drivers
      • Revenue possibilities
      • Technological improvements
      • Consumer expectation of connected experience
      • Government mandates
      • Enhanced safety and convenience
      • Environmental benefits
      • Availability across price points
    • Connected Car Trends
      • Personalization
      • Emphasis on the Cloud
      • Analytical capabilities
  • Recent Connected Car Announcements and Strategies
    • Apple
    • AT&T
    • Ford
    • General Motors
    • Google
    • HERE
    • Microsoft
    • NVIDIA
    • QNX
    • Qualcomm
    • Sprint
    • Tesla
    • T-Mobile USA
    • Vodafone
    • Verizon
  • U.S. Connected Car Forecast: 2013-2018
    • U.S. Car Sales
    • Cars with Connection Capability
    • Actual Connected Cars
    • Mobile Data Usage for Connected Cars
  • Conclusions and Recommendations
  • Company Profiles
    • Airbiquity, Inc
    • Alpine Electronics
    • AppCarousel
    • Apple, Inc.
    • AT&T
    • Agero
    • BlackBerry QNX
    • Continental AG
    • Delphi Automotive PLC
    • DENSO Corporation
    • Harman International Industries, Inc.
    • JVCKenwood Corporation
    • LoJack Corporation
    • Magneti Marelli S.p.A.
    • Microsoft
    • Octo Telematics S.p.A.
    • Parrot S.A.
    • Pioneer Corporation
    • RACO Wireless
    • Robert Bosch GmbH (Bosch)
    • Samsung Electronics
    • Sirius XM Radio
    • Sony
    • Sprint
    • Tizen
    • TomTom
    • Verizon Telematics
    • Verizon Wireless
    • Visteon
    • WirelessCar
  • Definitions
    • General
    • Device Types
    • Services
    • Network Technology
  • About iGR
    • Disclaimer

List of Tables

  • Table 1: U.S. Car Sales, 2013 – 2018
  • Table 2: U.S. Cars with Connectivity Capability, 2013 – 2018
  • Table 3: Connected Cars in the U.S., 2013 – 2018
  • Table 4: Total Connected Car Data Usage, 2013 – 2018

List of Charts and figures

  • Figure A: Connected Cars in the U.S., 2013 – 2018
  • Figure B: Total Connected Car Data Usage, 2013 – 2018 (TB)
  • Figure 1: Connected Car Services
  • Figure 2: Connected Car Challenges
  • Figure 3: Connected Car Drivers
  • Figure 4: U.S. Car Sales, 2013 – 2018 and Total Cars on the Road
  • Figure 5: U.S. Cars with Connectivity Capability, 2013 – 2018
  • Figure 6: Connected Cars in the U.S., 2013 – 2018
  • Figure 7: Total Connected Car Data Usage, 2013 – 2018 (TB)

For additional information on the U.S. Connected Car Strategies, Trends and Forecasts, 2013 - 2018 market study, please contact Iain Gillott, at (512) 263-5682 or by email.