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Learn key terms and understand the technological keywords associated with automotive technology

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The fourth generation of broadband cellular network technology, which succeeded 3G.

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Autonomous Vehicle (AV)

An autonomous car is a s self-driving car, also frequently referred to as an AV or driverless car. It is a vehicle capable of sensing its environment and moving with little or no human input.

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Cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X)

C-V2X stands for cellular vehicle-to-everything. It refers to the communication of information from a vehicle to any entity that may affect or interact with that vehicle via cellular networks.

BMW and Ericsson, along with backers such as Ford, Groupe PSA and Qualcomm, have been on the front lines for C-V2X, which they say will be able to take advantage of widespread cellular networks and better, faster technologies coming in 5G. C-V2X was developed recently and has been standardized under the 3GPP, which oversees cellular specifications such as 4G and 5G. It’s expected to come out commercially in 2019 or 2020.

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Connected Fleets

Connected Fleets are commercial and passenger fleets utilizing connectivity, telematics and software to collect data from vehicles that will enable fleet optimization,  enhanced efficiency and reduced overheads.

Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC)

DSRC dates to the 1990s and is designed to prevent crashes and congestion. It could let cars communicate with each other about location, speed and road conditions, as well as with roadside infrastructure and pedestrians’ and cyclists’ phones. But despite efforts by the federal government to promote it, including setting aside a big chunk of radio spectrum, very few vehicles have DSRC yet.

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Read this report to learn more on the following key takeaways from TU-Automotive Detroit 2018, and prepare yourself for the same level of insight from our experienced speakers at TU-Automotive Detroit 2019.

Read this report to learn about:

  • Evolution of connected car services
  • Autonomy hits the real world
  • 5G on the horizon
  • Urban mobility still a complex problem
  • Data: firing up value
  • Security: top of the to-do list
  • Startups: an essential part of the mix


Telematics Service Providers (TSPs)

Telematics Service Providers (TSPs) offer emergency or informational services via telematics systems in order to improve driving experience, reduce cost and increase passenger safety. Notable TSPs include Octo, Agero, Verizon, WirlelessCar and others.