This IDC study offers practical guidance to further explore how IT and non-IT leaders in automotive manufacturing and state and local transit authorities can collaborate to provide new and improved opportunities and services within city limits. This guidance includes answers to the following:
"Connected cars have reached critical mass, and their interaction with the transportation infrastructure within Smart Cities is ongoing," says Heather Ashton, research manager for IDC Manufacturing Insights, and Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, research director for IDC Smart Cities Strategies. "Automotive OEMs and Smart City leaders will need to work closely to ensure the continued development of and support for connected car capabilities and services such as vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications that will increasingly include autonomous operations. This IDC PlanScape helps IT and non-IT automotive leaders understand the connected car-Smart City ecosystem and identify the key stakeholders and their part in accelerating further development of services for connected cars within Smart Cities."