The automotive industry is solidly in the fast lane when it comes to mobility. New cars are already more connected and smarter, and there is more change coming. The way cars are built is transforming, a development that was only accelerated by pandemic disruptions.
And like the moving assembly line before it, the next generation of connected cars is already causing an industry revolution, and one that is still only half completed. The last piece of the transition will be when manufacturers cease producing gasoline-driven vehicles.
Software-defined vehicles drive massive changes to hardware and also to how automotive manufacturers connect with their customers. It impacts the onboard computer and operating systems and also how telematic control units (TCUs) get data out of the car and into the cloud. Creating an efficient ecosystem around this movement of data will require integrated microservices, middleware, and APIs, and that is the roadmap for large-scale use of autonomous cars.