With the advent of smartphones, many businesses have had to adapt to new ways of doing things. But what about the automotive industry? How will they react to a mobile environment? Writing in the July issue of CIO Review, Movimento CTO Mahbubul Alam makes the case that smartphones will be a positive, transformative technology for automotive, with the ability to completely change the economic model of distributorship.
Over-the-air data transmission via smartphones will allow software to be updated, bugs to be fixed, and cybersecurity to be enhanced. This gives OEMs the ability to sell updates to car buyers long after they would normally have no more aftermarket opportunities. As Alam puts it:
The evolution of smartphone-based automotive updates will transform the automotive industry from “sell, forget, and pray” to an innovative, customer-centric, car-as-a-service model.