From Smart Cities to Autonomous Vehicles – is the ideal backbone for our connectivity needs

By Donna Yasay, HomeGrid Forum President

Over the past 12 months, there has been a great emphasis placed on the role of Smart Cities around the world. Analysts, consumers, and businesses alike have been considering what the benefits will be, who will benefit most, why interoperability is key and how limitless connected devices will change every aspect of our lives.

But the focus is now shifting toward Autonomous Vehicles and the digital features that will make the cars of the future “data centers on wheels.” So, what’s the driving force behind this? Well, there are a couple of factors that should be taken into consideration; advanced digital features, new auto safety legislation and the increased number of chips and technology found in next-generation vehicles.

You might be wondering how this translates into vehicles becoming data centers on wheels? Well, the wireless connectivity, storage, and security required by technologies for internal and external vehicle communications in cars today and in the future, leverages technologies that are already being used in data centers.

At HomeGrid Forum, we champion as the infrastructure that can support all of our connectivity needs now, and in the future. Whether it’s wired or wireless, or whether it’s Coax, Phoneline or Powerline. works over any wire, anywhere. This kind of reliable infrastructure is increasingly important, both inside and outside the home.

This was taken from my blog on: “Autonomous Vehicles and Digital Features Make the Car of the Future a “Data Center on Wheels”, which can be viewed in full by clicking here.

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