The Value of Connectivity in the Automotive Sector - A First Look

by Prof. Bowman Heiden of the Center for Intellectual Property, Chalmers University of Technology and The Hoover Institute, Stanford University

11 December 2019

This summary paper looks at the actual value that connectivity in vehicles can bring to society and the different sectors affected, Connectivity is one of the four critical megatrends facing the automotive industry. These trends are autonomous driving, shared mobility and electrification, yet connectivity is both separate and integrated to these other megatrends. The importance of connectivity is therefore fundamental to the future evolution of the industry.