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Smart cars of Sweden: What’s on the 2017 connected vehicles agenda?

Cars and technology have been bedfellows for some time now, and many vehicle components are controlled by onboard computers and processor-equipped units.

However, the growth of IT trends like mobile connectivity, cloud computing, big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) offers plenty of potential for cars to become even more connected, digital, and effective platforms for artificial intelligence systems.

The Swedish car industry is developing technology to use inside and outside of vehicles.

Everybody wants your driving data!

Manufacturers, Telecoms, RMIs, authorities, insurance firms, and hackers are all watching you. Scared yet?

Disregarding the nature of their interest, the only way to disarm the “Big Brother” is to clearly draw the legal line on data ownership.

As autonomous vehicles and connected cars become more prevalent, the existing regulatory structures are meant to change. Swedish Government and Data Protection Authority are currently elaborating on the local regulation twists and expectations set by the EU GDPR.

Scania is pushing the special made automotive GDPR interpretations developed together with ACEA into the automotive industry of Sweden, while Volvo Cars are demonstrating practical excellence in privacy management by design implementations.

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Urban consumption and transport (hyper) connectivity:

Consumer mobility behavior is changing, leading up to one out of ten cars sold in 2030 potentially being a shared vehicle and the subsequent rise of a market for fit-for-purpose mobility solutions.

Incumbent players are competing on multiple fronts and are plunging into collaborations with startups to diversify the mobile industry landscape. This results in amazing end-user empowering collaborations like Telia and Springworks.

Hyper-connected society is building new public transport infrastructures where self-driving buses and shuttles are operating based on real-time user data.

Transport-sharing and expansion of the recent Nordic pilots within public transportation scale up, revealing new needs for regulatory and security strategies as well as integrated solutions.

Cities are replacing the country as the most relevant segmentation dimension that determines mobility behavior. The speed and scope of the automotive revolution also has a great impact.

Industrial challenges – Gearing up for connectivity.

Whether a “sharing economy” newcomer or an established industry, digitization and connectivity are taking businesses through tortuous tests on quick adaptability to shared services and new ecosystems.

By Anastasia Lobhi,

Anastasia is the Founder of BizzGrid

If you want to learn more about present legality, security and business status quo of connected vehicles in Sweden, join BizzGrid for the Connected Cars and Shared Services Industry Talk 1st of February 2017, Gothenburg alongside experts from Volvo Cars, Scania Connected, Telia, Ericsson, IBM, British Telecom, Swedish Government, Swedish Data Protection Authority and many others.

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