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Report predicts automated driving capabilities by 2020

Anuradha Shukla | Jan. 29, 2015
A quarter billion connected vehicles on the road will enable these capabilities, says Gartner

Gartner has predicted automated driving capabilities by 2020 in its report titled "Predicts 2015: The Internet of Things."

The report forecasts a quarter billion connected vehicles on the road by 2020, which will enable new in-vehicle services and these driving capabilities.

More new vehicles will be equipped with this capability during the next five years, and this will make connected cars a major element of the Internet of Things (IoT).

4.9 billion connected things will be in use in 2015 and will reach 25 billion by 2020.

"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." said 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."

Wireless network connection

More than 250 million connected vehicles on the road worldwide will have some form of wireless network connection by 2020.

By 2020, the connected kitchen will contribute at least 15 percent savings in the food and beverage industry. The connected kitchen will deliver significant benefits across various industries and address sustainability issues.

There will be no dominant IoT ecosystem platform through 2018 and the IT leaders will still need to compose solutions from multiple providers.

Presently companies are making efforts to build out their IoT ecosystems but there is an absence of a coherent set of business or technical models for the IoT.

"Many standards and ecosystems for the IoT are still in development and some of the vendors and ecosystems may fail during the working lifetime of current IoT projects," said Alfonso Velosa, research director at Gartner. "CIOs will need to ensure their prime system integrator has a strategy to future-proof their project. This is especially critical if the project involves infrastructure that may be in the field for decades. A gateway-based architecture will be a key approach to future-proofing IoT projects."



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