IEEE: 60 Percent of Cars Will Be Internet-Enabled by 2025
The IEEE predicts that 60 percent of the vehicles on the road in 2025 will be Internet-enabled.The IEEE, also known as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, predicts that 60 percent of the vehicles on the road will be Internet-enabled by 2025. Members of the IEEE said Internet-enabled vehicles will play an instrumental role in improving the future of commuting. Internet connectivity in automobiles will promote advanced safety features, upgraded vehicle software protection and the continued adoption of autonomous vehicles. "With cars being equipped with Bluetooth and the ability to interact with mobile devices, we're already beginning to see car manufacturers implementing connected-car technologies," said Jeffrey Miller, IEEE member and associate professor in the Computer Systems Engineering department at University of Alaska, Anchorage, in a statement. "The widespread adoption of connected cars will allow consumers to treat their vehicles as just another one of their devices. Hosting mobile operating systems and purchasing data packages from wireless providers will be commonplace in the future." As indicated, Internet-connected vehicles will also play a key role in improving safety and convenience features, the IEEE predicts. As technology supports the communication between people, we will also begin seeing a shift in how vehicles interact with each other, known as vehicle-to-vehicle communication. With all that, will there be a need for a human driver?
"Through vehicle-to-vehicle communication, cars will be able to travel in closer proximity at faster speeds, as well as automatically reroute to avoid hazardous weather conditions or congested roadways," said Christoph Stiller, IEEE member and professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, in a statement. "Because of these features, human error will nearly be removed from driving, therefore making it a safer and more enjoyable experience."