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Stuck in neutral

February 16, 2020


February 16, 2020


Cars and other vehicles are the ideal example of “unconstrained” Internet of Things (IoT) devices: plenty of power and space for high-bandwidth communications and processing. That capability is, in theory at least, a platform for digital services that could enhance the driving experience and boost automakers’ coffers.

But the Economist Intelligence Unit’s IoT Business Index 2020 suggests that companies in the automotive sector have made less progress embedding IoT features in their products and services than many other industries. This article, which accompanies the IoT Business Index 2020 report, explores why and what automakers can do to unlock the potential of the connected vehicles. 

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