How IoT is assisting the automotive industry and connected cars

IoT in the automobile sector has become a hotspot for a variety of multi-purpose applications, with use at both the industrial and commercial level.

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The term ‘automotive IoT’ refers to embedding IoT technologies into automotive systems to create new applications and solutions which can make vehicles smarter and more intelligent, facilitating safe, efficient and comfortable driving.


The absence of novel features in automobiles is one of the reasons why the automotive industry has been unable to break its annual production and sales records. In today’s market, buyers search for more than four tyres and a steering wheel in a vehicle. They are looking for a futuristic vehicle with which to communicate and connect.

The Internet of Things (IoT) has given carmakers and buyers all over the world new options. IoT in the automobile sector has become a hotspot for a variety of multi-purpose applications, with use at both the industrial and commercial level.

Staggering applications of IoT in Automotive Sector and Connected cars


The Internet of Things has made a significant impact on the worldwide automobile business, from connected cars to automated transportation systems. Major applications of IoT in automotive industries are discussed in detail below-

  • In-vehicle Infotainment and Telematics:

Telematics features in IoT-based cars have been enabled by in-car Wi-Fi capabilities driven by 4G LTE connections. Telematics is the term used to describe the long-distance transfer of electronic data.


A car owner can keep an eagle eye on their vehicle even from remote areas by using vehicular telematics. Car owners can be assured of their vehicle’s security, surveillance, and safety at all times by using a smartphone-enabled dashboard. External sensors and cameras monitor the status of the cars and communicate the information to a mobile application.

  • Automotive Maintenance System:

One of the most fascinating aspects of IoT automotive is predictive analytics. Sensors installed in various automotive components collect data and transmit it to a platform. This information is then evaluated by an algorithm that can predict the component’s future consequences based on its current performance.


IoT automobile maintenance system also assists a person in taking the required precautions to prevent car parts from breaking down unexpectedly. This device warns the driver about potential problems in the same way that a vehicle’s dashboard indicators do.

  • Fleet Management

The adoption of IoT in the automobile industry has resulted in significant advancements in the field of fleet management. Weight measuring, position tracking, and a variety of additional sensors are now standard on trucks.


A cloud application is used to store a vast amount of sensory data collected from a large fleet of these trucks. This information is subsequently transformed into a visual representation using various analytics techniques. This information is easily accessible to a fleet operator who wants to keep track of various factors related to their fleet.

  • Connected Car

The concept of networked automobiles is not new. According to Gartner, by the end of 2020, the world will have more than 250 million linked cars. These vehicles are linked via an IoT network known as CV2X (cellular vehicle to everything), which connects vehicles and smart transportation systems.


Through improved vehicle connectivity, connected automobiles enable quick data transmission and increase drivers’ response time.

The Internet of Things and other disruptive technologies are transforming the car industry. The evolution of this field has resulted in the emergence of ground-breaking advancements in automobiles in terms of linked and automated vehicles. Its use has enhanced car inspection and maintenance skills while also providing new sources of entertainment.

The author is Tanisha Gupta.