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Car wireless market to grow 41% by 2018

Posted: 22 Jul 2013     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:IHS  car wireless market  Bluetooth  embedded cellular  WiFi 

Embedded cellular can also give auto makers a way to directly communicate with customers in cases like remote software upgrades, spare-parts management or vehicle recalls. Such an approach could allow OEMs to save money by centralizing communications and also pave the way for greater customer retention through tight management of car owners’ needs.

Among the most active players now working to enable an embedded cellular ecosystem in cars are Kia, Volvo, Daimler, BMW, Wireless Car, Vodafone and Verizon through its acquisition of Hughes Telematics.

Regardless of the wireless technology that will be used in cars, a number of issues and concerns must be taken into consideration prior to implementation. These include signal reception, electromagnetic interference, increasing system complexity because of varying wireless frequency spectrums, and regional differences and specifications. Such variables, in turn, will affect the cost of the wireless system and components to be included.

For instance, a new solution called Smart Antenna now in the process of thorough evaluation would imply an architectural change. In this case, the antenna would become more of an “active” unit able to integrate several antenna technologies, working alongside tuners, transceivers and digital bus interfaces to connect the antenna box to a designated end device.

An approach in which the antenna box is mounted on car roofs could allow savings for vehicle manufacturers of up to Rs.1,630.43 ($30) because the use of coaxial cables would be reduced—illustrating how a specific solution can have a direct bearing on overall costs.

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