Smart technologies in cars can become a serious competitor for smartphones

    Specialists at McKinsey consulting company believe that after five years, smart technologies in cars will be able to compete with mobile devices. The smart car market is now actively developing, which is an excellent opportunity for both car manufacturers and companies engaged in high-tech development, Kommersant writes . According to McKinsey, the market for smart technologies in cars, plus the market for Internet connections and related devices, can reach $ 200 billion by 2020.

    Already in the near future, smart technologies and devices installed by automakers will allow you to use the functions that smartphones and tablets now perform. For example, it can be a reservation in a restaurant, payment for services, etc. Currently, major automakers spend about 4 million euros a year on research and development of their own smart technologies for cars. Many companies also contract with high-tech players, including Apple and Google.

    The development of smart cars with an automatic control system will give an even greater impetus to the development of the market for Internet connections and smart devices for cars. Such robotic cars use wireless and network connectivity. The driver of the robomobile, who is not busy driving his vehicle, can work on the Web through a tablet or phone, this creates additional traffic. Hitachi Ltd experts believe that by 2020, 90% of all new vehicles in Western Europe will use Internet connections.

    “Many consumers will no longer be interested only in automotive technology itself. They will be more interested in how they can spend their time in the car, ”quotes Bloomberg EY partner Peter Fuss.

    StudyMcKinsey shows that currently the market for unmanned vehicles is actively developing. By 2030, this area will affect almost the entire logistics chain of the car market, plus the principle of the work of insurance companies will be changed, which will insure not the car owner, but specific malfunctions in the work of smart cars. By 2050, the company already expects the widespread introduction of unmanned vehicles.

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