Automotive: the 4 upcoming IoT trends by 2020

by bold-lichterman

The booming Internet of Things market is shaking up the automotive world. If the launch of an autonomous car is a major goal, manufacturers first prefer to offer driving assistance functions through the IoT.

What will be the upcoming IoT trends by 2020?

LoRa technology, a network for connected objects

Developed by a start-up of French origin, this low-speed technology is still in the development phase. Supported by many manufacturers and telecom operators, it enables connectivity with low power consumption, over long distances and at a lower cost. The LoRa network consumes very little and the objects connected to it can operate for several years on battery power.

Benefiting from a large range, the LoRa network will allow connected objects located in places that are difficult to access (such as a cellar, the technical shaft of a building, etc.) to function normally.

V2V, Vehicle to Vehicle

In a few years, any car sold in Europe will be able to converse with its counterparts thanks to V2V technology, for Vehicle to Vehicle. This technology allows the driver to be informed in real time about his environment, with the aim of improving road safety, without distracting or disempowering him.. A system of visual and audible warning batteries will be installed in the vehicles, in order to anticipate road problems: traffic, road accidents, driving assistance, etc.

Launch of 5G

While very high speed 4G mobile networks have not yet finished evolving, manufacturers and operators are actively preparing for the arrival of 5G. If no speed has yet been announced, the 5GPP (public-private partnership) group speaks of a wireless capacity 1000 times greater than the current one.

5G would reduce network energy consumption by 90% and thus connect 7 billion people using 5G through 7,000 billion connected objects.

Emphasis will be placed on the availability of the service to avoid network cuts.

The emergence of holographic technologies

Current techniques are reduced to optical illusions creating images that have the appearance of a hologram. By 2020, technologies should make it possible to produce real holograms, in 3D, visible from all angles, displayed without a support or reflective surface.

The aim of this system is to display a holographic image towards the rear of the vehicle for the attention of the following vehicle when the latter does not respect the safety distance, for example.


Olivier Duquenoy is responsible for technical and IoT offers at It Link.

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