250 Million Connected Vehicles by 2020?
By 2020, there will be 250 million connected vehicles on the road, enabling new in-vehicle services and automated driving capabilities, according to Gartner forecasts.
That would represent about 20 percent of all vehicles on the road worldwide with some form of wireless network connection by 2020.
Telematics, automated driving, infotainment and mobility services are among the key new capabilities the connections will support.
Gartner also forecasts that 4.9 billion connected things will be in use in 2015, up 30 percent from 2014, and will reach 25 billion by 2020.
By 2020, the connected kitchen will contribute at least 15 percent savings in the food and beverage industry, while leveraging big data analytics, Gartner also forecasts.