The Market and the Trend
Automobile manufacturers and mechanical engineers stand for trends and processes, which are today summarised under two headlines; "Internet of Things" and "Digitalization":
Mobile communication is deeper integrated into all sorts of vehicles. This allows not only communication of road users amongst them, in the form of video conferences from the vehicle using LTE networks. Vehicles independently communicate via Bluetooth and smart phone with garages, where the basic data is already available before the next maintenance date. GPS-based vehicles report their position via mobile network, in order to enable constantly updated reports on street traffic levels and timely congestions warnings. Not to mention the increasing number of assistance systems that provide greater comfort and security.