Connected Cars: Circling The Wagons – Joe Barkai

The connected cars space continues to mature, driven by non-traditional product and service companies. OEMs should take heed or miss the opportunity!


I can’t figure out who is inside the wagons, or the inner circle. Is it the OEMs or the customers? In the car business the OEMs often leverage the customers into buying bundles of features they might otherwise not want, whereas CE buyers pick and choose more. When these things really open up I’m not sure the OEMs will be prepared for that complex feature assortment, or will finally settle on just a few that “just work”.

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