Mobility re-imagined with the IoT
How many connected vehicles will be on the world’s roads in 2020? Make that 250 million, with connected cars a major element of the future Internet of Things. And Gartner says the proliferation of on-the-road connectivity will have implications across areas such telematics, automated driving, infotainment and mobility services.
“The increased consumption and creation of digital content within the vehicle will drive the need for more sophisticated infotainment systems, creating opportunities for application processors, graphics accelerators, displays and human-machine interface technologies,” says James F. Hines, research director at Gartner. “At the same time, new concepts of mobility and vehicle usage will lead to new business models and expansion of alternatives to car ownership, especially in urban environments.”
OK, that’s the car sorted, what about the house? Let’s talk about the connected kitchen, which is set to lead to at least 15% of savings across the food and beverage industry. The connected kitchen creates digital business opportunities at several levels in the food supply chain and retail food service, says Gartner, as real-time data collection from sensors related to food ingredients enables automated generation and ordering of shopping lists.