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The Evolving Role of the Smartphone in Connected Vehicle Use Cases

The Evolving Role of the Smartphone in Connected Vehicle Use Cases

This IDC Market Perspective investigates the smartphone's role in the development and delivery of current and future connected vehicle use cases. This document includes background and perspective on the modern smartphone, analysis of connected vehicle use cases and their influence in vehicle purchasing, emerging relevant technology trends and investments, review of the current and future role of the smartphone for each use case, and guidance for automotive manufacturers and technology suppliers."The smartphone has revolutionized how consumers discover and experience technology, including within vehicles," says Matt Arcaro, research manager, Next-Generation Automotive, at IDC. "Technology suppliers and automotive manufacturers need to understand how best to leverage smartphone and its ecosystem to reduce cost and drive customer value."

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Executive Snapshot
New Market Developments and Dynamics
Background on the Modern Smartphone
Industry Dynamics
Baselining the State of Connected Vehicle Use Cases
Comparing Vehicles and Smartphones
How Automotive Manufacturers and Suppliers View Smartphones
Positive Considerations
Negative Considerations
Understanding Investments and Emerging Trends in Automotive
Determining the "Role" of the Smartphone
Advice for the Technology Supplier
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