Alexa, Start the Car: IoT in the Automotive Industry

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Alexa, Start the Car: IoT in the Automotive Industry

The automotive industry has transformed the technology used, integrating connectivity, sensors, and systems that alter passenger experience. Click here to learn more!

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From the outside, today’s cars look similar to their counterparts from 10 or even 20 years ago. But on the inside, they have been transformed by technology. Cars have retained their core functionality, but integrated connectivity, sensors, and systems have led to improvements in their efficiency, safety, and operation. Twenty years ago, cars had just one processor in them. Now, they are built with more than forty processors and over 100 million lines of code — this is five times the amount of code as in a Boeing 747 aircraft.

Leading automotive companies, like General Motors (GM), are reinventing themselves with technology. Car manufacturers are developing increasingly sophisticated systems built on components like sensors, application programming interfaces (APIs), and microservices. Connected components are controllable through in-car systems and mobile apps that translate these technologies into user interfaces.

APIs are opening up a world of opportunities for car manufacturers to create new, connected experiences for their customers. What do these experiences look like? We’ve created a demo to show you the connected car in action and how the technology works behind the scenes to make automotive IoT possible.

Check out the demo below:

Eventually, even more capabilities and services will be available in the connected car, both from the manufacturer and from partner integrations through APIs. Actions like purchases, appointment scheduling for car maintenance, and entertainment will all be possible directly through car systems or corresponding mobile apps. The long-term goal is to automate as much of driving and car maintenance as possible. But this connectivity introduces security risks (think: remotely hacking and controlling a vehicle).

CA Mobile API Gateway provides an additional layer of security to connected car manufacturers and routes MQTT connections to perform functionalities, like remotely starting the engine, flashing the lights, or turning on the heat. These experiences are built on secure, governable APIs integrated through a mobile app or an Alexa device controllable by voice.

For more information on the connected car opportunity, the role of APIs, and the importance of security, read our eBook: APIs Fueling the Connected Car Opportunity.

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