Connected Car, 2021 Update – Thematic Research

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Connected car is one of the four concurrent disruptive threats that the industry faces alongside the electric vehicle, autonomous driving, and the concept of transport-as-a-service categories. The global connected car market was valued at $32 billion in 2016.

The connected car is a result of the convergence of several ideas to use the evolving technology of network communications, known as the internet of things (IoT). The connected car’s role in the IoT is significant, since it brings together five key elements to the driver’s personal space and independent mobility: comfort, convenience, performance, safety, and security.

The connected car market comprises two segments: in-vehicle infotainment and vehicle telematics. Telematics revenues are seeded by the size of the vehicle parc, while infotainment revenues are related to installed equipment values in vehicle retails. As such, only infotainment revenues are expected to have suffered in 2020 at COVID-19’s height. The pandemic may ultimately drive further growth in the connected car sector. The pandemic proved to be a pivotal moment in more wide-scale adoption of connected vehicle technologies.

What are the market dynamics in Connected Cars market?

The connected car crosses a broad array of intersecting technological developments such as home integration, mobility management, vehicle management, entertainment, well-being, safety, and autonomous driving. The year 2019 was found to be a big year for M&A transactions in the connected car technologies space, 2020 was always likely to be much quieter. The Covid-19 pandemic has made sure of that, frustrating roadmaps and deadlines for the fresh acquisitions of late 2019.

In the connected car space, strategic partnerships are of more significance than M&A transactions in some cases, particularly in the connectivity segment.

What are the trends shaping the connected cars market?

Technological trends

The introduction of 5G, vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) connectivity, sharing, economy, internet of things are few technology trends shaping connected cars market.

Macroeconomic trends

Strategic partnerships are becoming a keyway for automotive companies to navigate the new world of mobility as they move outside of their traditional core competencies. People all over the planet are increasingly migrating to cities. By 2050, it is estimated that two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities. Emerging and fast-moving economies have an opportunity to push ahead of more established markets.

Regulatory trends

Standardization, data protection and privacy, cybersecurity are regulatory trends impacting connected cars market.

Who are the key players in the connected car theme?

Few of the publicly listed and private companies that are making their presence within the connected car theme include Alphabet, Alpine Electronics, Apple, AT&T, BMW, CalAmp, Cerence, Dailmer, Denso, and Ford.

Key players in the connected car theme

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Market report scope

Market Size- 2016 $32 billion
CAGR >9%
Companies Covered Alphabet, Alpine Electronics, Apple, AT&T, BMW, CalAmp, Cerence, Dailmer, Denso, and Ford


  • Analysis of the players in the connected car field – including established manufacturing giants and high-tech startups developing in-cabin & sensor solutions.
  • A full technology briefing on the three main pillars which makes the connected car connected.
  • A breakdown of the key trends shaping the development and connectivity of the connected car.
  • Industrial analysis of the sector to help you understand the growth opportunities for the connected car and potential obstacles.
  • Use cases to offer insight into how potential connected car technologies can be applied.
  • A detailed breakdown of the value chain and the major players within the connected car ecosystem
  • Profiles of the major players pioneering, collaborating, and contributing to the development of connected cars
  • Research backed up by GlobalData’s unique thematic engine

Key Highlights

-Analysis of the players in the Connected Car field – including established manufacturing giants and high-tech startups developing in-cabin & sensor solutions.

-A full technology briefing on the three main pillars which makes the Connected Car connected.

-A breakdown of the key trends shaping the development and connectivity of the Connected Car.

-Industrial analysis of the sector to help you understand the growth opportunities for the Connected Car and potential obstacles.

-Use cases to offer insight into how potential Connected Car technologies can be applied.

-A detailed breakdown of the value chain and the major players within the Connected Car ecosystem

– Profiles of the major players pioneering, collaborating and contributing to the development of Connected Cars

-Research backed up by GlobalData’s unique thematic engine

Reasons to Buy

  • Understand the current and future landscape of the connected car
  • Formulate investment plans for the three key areas of the connected car; HMI, connectivity suite and telematics
  • Understand how connected car developments might advance in the future and what challenges will be faced
  • Understand the role 5G will play in automotive networking
  • Gain insight into the growth potential for the connected car and all of its component parts

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