Global Connected Cars Outlook, 2021

Global Connected Cars Outlook, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated - rather than affected - growth prospects for the global connected cars market. Technology implementation has increased, and the post-pandemic situation appears to be a positive one for all stakeholders. The pandemic is a blessing in disguise as innovative features such as embedded connectivity, bio-based health monitoring, and non-touch-based haptics such as gesture recognition will be quickly implemented in vehicles due to the urgent need for protection and risk aversion. Start-ups and other mid-tier connected car technology firms are being pursued to support the implementation of these innovative vehicle features.

The market is undergoing a transformation, and automakers are evolving into technology firms and appear to be on an equal footing with technology giants, with some of them opting for a collaborative approach to capture market share. Business transformations will occur when the core elements of next-generation platforms and business models are developed and available on vehicles. Technologies such as 5G, widescreen displays, high-performance computers (HPCs), data lakes, and cloud computing are some of the key requirements and related developments.

Some of the topics covered in this Frost & Sullivan outlook are listed below:
• The future of data-defined vehicles
• Updates to technologies such as OTA, V2X, and cloud services
• Operating systems (and how automakers build them)
• The adoption of cloud and data management solutions
• Connected car trends from CES 2021


  • Strategic Imperatives
    • Why Is It Increasingly Difficult to Grow?
    • The Strategic Imperative 8 TM
    • The Impact of the Top Three Strategic Imperatives on the Connected Cars Market
    • Growth Opportunities Fuel the Growth Pipeline EngineTM
  • Growth Environment
    • Key Highlights
    • Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Global Vehicle Connectivity Services
    • Connected Technology Trends for the New Decade
    • Automotive 5G-Key Future Scenarios
    • Service-oriented Business Calls to Redefine E/E Architecture
    • Advent of Open-Source IVI Operating Systems
    • Key OTA Update Insights
    • Data Monetization and Cloud Strategies in the Automotive Industry
    • HMI Trends
  • 2021 Global Economic Outlook
    • COVID-19 Impact on Global GDP Growth
    • Global Growth Scenario Analysis-Assumptions
    • Global GDP Growth Under Different Scenarios
    • COVID-19 Impact on Key Regions
  • 2021 Key Predictions
    • Key Connected Car and Auto IoT Market Trends, 2021
    • The 2020 Connected Cars Market-Forecast versus Actuals
    • Top Predictions for 2021
    • Prediction 1-Adoption of 5G
    • Prediction 2-Redefinition of E/E Architecture
    • Prediction 3-Overhaul of Operating Systems
    • Prediction 4-Cloud Strategies for Differentiation
    • Prediction 5-Evolution of Visual HMI
  • 2021 Regional Predictions
    • 2021 Predictions-The United States and Canada
    • 2021 Predictions-Europe (Excluding the United Kingdom)
    • 2021 Predictions-China
    • 2021 Predictions-Latin America
    • 2021 Predictions-Japan
    • 2021 Predictions-South Korea
  • Growth Environment and Scope
    • Research Scope
  • CES 2021 Update
    • Key Mobility Trends at CES 2021-Electrification and Connected CX Take Center Stage
    • New IVI Design Philosophy-Displays Didn't Just Grow in Size: They became Compute-intensive
  • Key Global Connected Car Trends, 2021
    • Emerging Connected Car Trends-Before and After the COVID-19 Pandemic
    • Post-Pandemic New Growth Areas
    • HWW Features in Connected Cars
    • Redefinition of Vehicle Technologies
    • Case Study-Software/Data-defined Vehicle Use-Cases
    • Recalls-Growing Number of Electronics and Software Issues
    • Key OTA Update Insights
    • Automakers' OTA Updates (Europe)
    • Maturity of Functional Domains for Functions on Demand
    • FoD Through OTA Updates
    • Cloud Solution Trends-Vendors' Challenges and Expectations
    • Tech Giants' Positioning-Enabling Technology Leadership
    • Case Study-Amazon's Connected Vehicle Ecosystem
    • OEM Adoption of Various Car Cloud Platform Strategies
    • Case Study-In-house versus Outsourcing Strategies: BMW and AWS
    • The Rise of Automotive Operating Systems
    • Advent of Open-Source IVI Operating Systems
    • Case Study-Android Automotive Operating System
    • Customer ID-The Necessary Elements
    • Case Study-VW Customer ID and GM Ultifi
    • Prognostics-Trends and Market Outlook
    • Prognostics-Ecosystem Mapping and Operating Models
    • V2X Regulations-An Overview
    • Preference for C-V2X to Advance Automated Driving
    • V2X-Use-Cases that Support Autonomous Driving
    • HMI Trends
    • Case Study-MBUX Hyperscreen
    • Connected Services Delivered Through the Cloud
    • Case Study-Harman's Service Delivery Platform
    • Navigation Trends
    • Case Study-HERE Technology Capabilities
    • Smartphone Integration Updates-Android Auto and Apple Carplay
    • New In-vehicle Entertainment Features
    • Evolution of Connected Bike Technology for Zero Fatalities
    • Connectivity in Motorcycles
  • Key Global Auto IoT Trends, 2021
    • Vehicle Manufacturer Investments in Software Development Firms
    • OEM Data Management Strategies
    • Data Monetization and Cloud Strategies in the Automotive Industry
    • Increasing Focus on Cloud Security
    • Overview of Automotive 5G Use-Cases
    • Automotive 5G-Regional Readiness
    • Automotive Tier I Suppliers-Comparative Analysis
    • Multiaccess Edge Computing
    • Connected (CASE) Edge Applications-Examples
    • UBI Market Share Analysis
    • Blockchain's Role in the Automotive Industry
    • Automotive Blockchain Focus Areas
  • OEM Competitive Benchmarking
    • OEM Partnerships-5G in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
    • Connected Services (Europe)-Premium Segment
    • Connected Services (Europe)-Volume Segment
    • Connected Services (North America)-Premium Segment
    • Connected Services (North America)-Volume Segment
    • HMI (Europe)-Premium Segment
    • HMI (Europe)-Volume Segment
    • HMI (North America)-Premium Segment
    • HMI (North America)-Volume Segment
    • North American Premium OEMs' App Integration Summary
    • North American Mass-market OEMs' App Integration Summary
    • North American Premium OEMs' Telematics Services Summary
    • North American Mass-market OEMs' Telematics Services Summary
    • North American Premium OEMs' HMI Features Comparative Analysis
    • North American Mass-market OEMs' HMI Features Comparative Analysis
    • European OEMs' App Integration Summary
    • European OEMs' Telematics Services Summary
    • Chinese OEMs' App Integration Summary
    • Chinese OEMs' Telematics Services Summary
    • Chinese OEMs' HMI Features Comparative Analysis
    • Automotive UBI Market-Share of TSPs and Insurance Companies
  • Connected Cars-Market Forecast
    • Region-wise Sales Forecast, Connected Cars
    • Region-wise Telematics Unit Shipment Forecast, Connected Cars
    • 4G versus 5G Penetration in Connected Cars (Likely Scenario)
      • Table Connected Cars Market: 4G versus 5G Penetration, Global, 2020-2030
    • Navigation Market Landscape
  • Growth Opportunity Universe, 2021
    • Growth Opportunity 1-Telematics will be a Key Ingredient for Software-oriented Businesses, 2021
    • Growth Opportunity 2-Renewed Interest in In-vehicle Entertainment, 2021
    • Growth Opportunity 3-FoD to Generate Renewed Customer Interest in Connected Services, 2021
  • Key Conclusions
  • Appendix
    • Abbreviations
  • Next Steps
    • Your Next Steps
    • Why Frost, Why Now?

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