Connected cars make up nearly 50% non-phone connections

Signal of change / Connected cars make up nearly 50% non-phone connections

By Shola Powell / 21 Mar 2018

Network connections to non-phone connectors have increased from 10 million in 2010 to nearly 40 million today. Network provider AT&T has listed 17.8 million connections from “connected cars”, making up nearly half of all non-phone connections. These connections could be used for entertainment and telematics systems, autonomous driving and 5G networks.

So what?

As cars make up nearly half of non-phone connections, they could be key in the expansion of how we use networks and another medium to connect people. How beneficial would this expansion of connections be? What are the benefits and risks of having personal and private technology interconnected with public transportation and communication systems?


What might the implications of this be? What related signals of change have you seen?

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