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Hot Topic—IT Trends in the Brazilian and Mexican Automotive Sector

Hot Topic—IT Trends in the Brazilian and Mexican Automotive Sector

The implementation of new technologies in cars is changing the automotive industry. The connected car market is expected to grow over 􂀀% in Brazil and Mexico and over 􂀀% in larger markets such as North America, Europe, and China until 2020.

Integrated connectivity solutions are leading to increased partnerships opportunities between different industries, such as automakers, technology companies, telecom providers, and government sectors. However, it also raises ethical dilemmas regarding the data that it is being produced by vehicles, including drivers’ privacy and safety.

This Hot Topic analysis covers key IT trends in the automotive industry. It explains how IT is transforming this industry and provides important insights related to these trends. In addition, upcoming opportunities for connected cars are discussed. It also provides highlights from the Brazilian and Mexican markets to illustrate the potential opportunities and challenges regarding connected vehicles in Latin America.

About this report

This Hot Topic explores how the IT industry is transforming the automotive industry, with a particular focus on the emerging connected car trend. It provides important insights into connected cars by presenting an overview of the current opportunities in the market and those that are still being developed. Beyond this, the analysis investigates how the convergence of the IT and automotive industries will translate into future trends for cities as an important step in creating smart cities. It describes the automotive sector in Brazil, comparing to the international context, in order to provide an idea of the potential market that the country has for the connected cars segment. It also provides highlights from the Mexican market to illustrate Latin American opportunities and challenges.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
  • Introduction
    • The Automotive Sector
    • Key Regional Highlights-Europe, North America, and China
    • Key Regional Highlights-Latin America
      • Table Automotive Connected Services Market: Telematics Subscribers Forecast, Brazil and Mexico, 2014-2020
  • Technology Trends in the Automotive Sector
    • Technology Trends
    • Impact on Cars
    • The Connected Car
  • Future Challenges
  • Importance of Innovation
    • Competition
    • Opportunities
    • Spheres of Opportunities
  • Government Background
    • Government Background-International
    • Government Background-Brazil
  • Innovation Cases
    • Innovation Cases-Chevrolet and TIM
    • Innovation Cases-Ericsson
    • Innovation Cases-Deere & Company
  • The Last Word
    • Key Takeaways

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