As the Automotive Industry Embraces e-Mobility Services and Connected Vehicles, IT Infrastructure Has to Adjust

| August 8, 2019

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According to McKinsey & Company, nearly 100 million lines of software code are needed to control and operate the subsystems that make up a modern automobile. By 2030 that software will represent up to 30% of the value of the vehicle. In effect, automobiles have become data centers on wheels, and, like data centers, communications and connectivity are key to making sure that operations are highly available, safe and reliable. As many in the automotive industry transition from their traditional role of auto manufacturer to mobility service provider, the notion of large networks of connected vehicles will prompt rethinking of both business models and the IT systems that support them. data pose both new opportunities and risks: Opportunity: Monetization of data – The ability to gather and analyze data is emerging as a significant competitive advantage.

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