Connected Vehicle

WBA proposes new use cases for connected vehicle

Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has released its new whitepaper: The Connected Vehicle: Understanding The Wi-Fi Opportunities And Use Cases. The white paper identifies monetization opportunities now available for 100% of vehicles with telematics capabilities.

It suggests that automobile manufacturers globally that have integrated telematics into their vehicles can utilize Wi-Fi today and generate significant revenue for a number of use cases, including predictive maintenance and repairs, as well as over-the-air (OTA) firmware updates.

It proposes potential use cases, including:

• Applying predictive analytics to information already collected by telematics systems to preempt vehicle recalls, which cost the vehicle industry more than $9 billion annually

• Predicting maintenance and repairs by uploading diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) over time, thus identifying specific parts needed for repairs, while also optimizing scheduling for those repairs

• Reducing software bugs and security vulnerabilities through OTA firmware updates

• Delivering advanced driver assistance services (ADAS)
to improve driving safety

• Enabling numerous applications that support and enhance the ability of first responders to provide public safety

The white paper also discusses the importance of developing use cases for the connected cars of tomorrow, which will be capable of combining cellular and Wi-Fi to deliver seamless connectivity. Because WBA already has developed use cases for multi-RAT smartphones, the groundwork already has been laid for doing so with connected vehicle use cases.

The white paper was developed through WBA’s IoT Work Group, including representatives from Cisco, Intel, Semtech, Accuris Networks, Syniverse and Orange.

Founded in 2003, the vision of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) is to drive seamless, interoperable service experiences via Wi-Fi within the global wireless ecosystem.

The White Paper can be downloaded here:

Source: Press Release


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