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Common Connected Car Challenges Faced by Automotive OEMs
Another major challenge for automakers is achieving consistent connectivity. Reliable and high-bandwidth connectivity is mission-critical for functions such as maintenance and advanced features such as assisted and autonomous driving. A minor lapse in service can mean the difference between safe navigation and an accident.
As companies like Einride demonstrate the benefits of driverless transportation, the industry already realizes the potential of assisted and autonomous driving. Cellular connectivity, specifically 5G, is the only wireless technology capable of providing the reliable, high-bandwidth coverage required for safe operations.
Security is also a significant challenge for any organization that uses software, and unfortunately, cybersecurity has not been prioritized in the automotive industry. According to a recent survey, only 10 percent of automakers have a formed cybersecurity team. Manufacturers will need to prioritize investment in more strong security testing and measures as a car's functionality become much more software-based.
OEMs must continue to prioritize consumer privacy and security because software flaws could jeopardize the safety of connected car systems and features, jeopardizing both the user's sensitive information and physical safety. A single negative incident can devastate a brand's reputation, making it extremely difficult to recover and regain consumer trust. With this in mind, Ericsson's platform offers secure connectivity management and separates IoT from other cellular traffic while ensuring encryption. It also employs other tools, such as anomalous activity alerts and robust identity and access management, to ensure the IoT network's security.