The automotive industry is continually called upon to deliver components and technologies that enhance the interconnectivity of vehicles, a.k.a., telematics. In fact, the global telematics market is poised to grow exponentially in the next 10 years, with approximately 104 million new cars expected to have some form of connectivity by 2025. It is estimated that 16 million new cars with embedded telematics will be sold in the United States alone by that time.

Telematics not only applies to technology that enables automobiles to run, now they will be asked to interface with satellites, mobile devices, and beyond. Whether it’s greater improvements for fleet managementWi-Fi-enabled vehicle-to-vehicle communications, or incorporating privacy principles into future technology developments, automotive suppliers and OEMs have to be innovative in identifying opportunities for connectivity while considering how to get technology to market faster.