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Connected Vehicle trend catches on, ADAS needs proper rollout plan in India

December 6, 2021

 

In our increasingly digitised world, the connected vehicle trend may be bigger than what meets the eye. On the other hand, ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) is gradually making inroads in India and has good growth scope, but may require more efforts for the technology bouquet to deliver the intended benefits.

New Delhi: The Indian consumers have big appetite for technology. The swift growth of the domestic smartphone market, and the consumption level of internet technology are its indicators. The same appetite seems to be driving the domestic automotive industry to the connected vehicle technology and making it a key product differentiator. In the passenger vehicle segment, it is even becoming an essential part.

In its scope of influence inside and outside a vehicle, connected technology could be one of the most prominent among all the megatrends. “In the next 10 years, I will certainly say so. Integrated digital cockpits offer enormous personalisation for consumer. Rear seat entertainment and interaction of the vehicle/user with the outside world (V2X, OTA etc) will open significant opportunities in this space,” Kishor Patil, co-founder, MD & CEO, KPIT Technologies, a major technology partner to automotive companies, said. About 7,000 engineers in the company are working on new technologies for the automotive industry.

As the ADAS technologies gain ground with well thought-out rollout plans, the critical scale of vehicles with a fair amount of autonomous features and driving capabilities may not be too far away in the global industry. “I would say 5 years or so. Legislation has to evolve. Technology is ready, but the other things have to catch up,” Mandar Kulkarni, senior partner and global leader — auto and manufacturing and healthcare life sciences, Apexon, said

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