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Connectivity and automated technology systems will define future car product, says Frost & Sullivan

Business consulting company Frost and Sullivan believe cars will be the third most connected device behind smartphones and tablets as connectivity and automated technology continues to dictate future car development.

Frost & Sullivan believes every new car will be “connected” by 2014, either by an embedded platform in the car which allows it to connect to the internet or through drivers connected their smartphone to their car.

Sarwant Singh, Frost & Sullivan senior partner and global practice director automotive & transportation, said: “Cars will become giant computers with an innumerable amount of artificial intelligence (AI) tools, managing the environment and communicating intelligently with other cars on the road, analysing traffic, making choices about where to drive and analysing the speed patterns of others.

“And while the AI drives your car to your work, you can prepare for your day.”

Frost & Sullivan has published its Urban Mobility 2013 video report, which can be viewed here.

The video report highlights mega trends impacting mobility, presents future mobility solutions like car sharing, and mobility apps, providing door to door journeys, and discusses and compares what organisations within the mobility eco-system are doing to embrace this change.

The report also looks at latest developments in artificial intelligence, human augmentation, robotics, digitalisation and connectivity and how this will transform the mobility eco-system.

Singh said: “The life changing impact of connectivity will be the driverless car, and no one other than Google is leading it.

“Google has pushed the car industry to develop autonomous driving and at the heart of its business model of driverless cars, is that cars are not owned anymore but shared. We expect very soon a company like Google or a car company to test run trials of 20 to 30 fully driverless cars in a shared business model within a small community to test the concept and prove to the world, that this technology is closer than we believe.”

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