Market Research Report
Progress in Development: Connected Car
|Published by||Practel, Inc.||Product code||496626|
|Published||Content info||128 Pages
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This report addresses the current status of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), their structure, major applications, standardization and markets. The Intelligent Transportation Systems aim to improve the economy by reducing the number of road accidents, the amount of car air pollutions and making smooth flow of the traffic.
The advances in the ITS are presently tied with the development of a "connected car" (CC) - a moving car that is wirelessly connected with surrounding cars and the infrastructure. Such a car opens a spectrum of new and exciting opportunities for automakers, service providers and users.
CC programs are now under development all around the globe. Though there are many technological choices to support CC communications with the outside world, two technologies are leading at the present time. They are:
The report concentrates on those leaders; and analyzes their characteristics, parameters, marketing statistics, industries and the spectrum of applications. It also compares these technologies and their applicability to CC communications.
5.9 GHz DSRC technology is being tested and trialed in the U.S. for the last 10-15 years; and a rich collection of communications channels statistics has been gathered. This technology is now in the process of standardization by the U.S. DOT for CC communications. It has many attractions, such as the economies of scale based on the IEEE 802.11p standard, network simplicity and other. It also standardized and accepted in Europe. The report also addresses the current discussion in the industry and the FCC concerning opening the 5.9 GHz band for Wi-Fi communications and related consequences for road safety applications.
Utilization LTE-A and its modifications for C-V2X communications attracts users by longer reaches, higher speeds, possibility of low latency (1-3 ms), and utilization of the cellular infrastructure in which CC communications will be only one of many use cases. The standard is not ready yet to fully apply to CC connectivity; and the 3GPP is introducing it gradually with a promise to finalize in 1-2 years. Two methods are being developed: a) D2D communications, and b) Broadcast communications. They are discussed in the report.
The report details specifics of 5.9 GHz DSRC and LTE-A for CC communications, their marketing aspects, and the related legislative work. It also concentrates on benefits and limitations of each technology and surveys related industries.
The report is intended for a wide audience of technical and managerial staff involved in the ITS development; and particular concerns with marketing and technological aspects of a connected car; and for specialists in communications technologies that support advances in connected cars programs. For them, it will provide the following up-to-date information and results of the analysis: