As Consumers Flock Towards Connected Cars, Wireless Industry Benefits

Within the IoT boom, the growth in connected cars is leading the pack. During the second quarter of 2016, the connection of cars to cellular networks outpaced the number of new phones connected to cellular networks during that same time period. AT&T saw a connected car onboarding pace double that of the connected tablets pace. At the end of the first quarter of 2016, AT&T counted more than 8 million connected cars on its network and connected more than 50% of the new connected cars in the US. Verizon’s recent acquisitions of connected car technology companies Telogis and Fleetmatics also reflects this increased focus by wireless companies on connected cars. Now consumers just need to figure out how to use all of these exciting new connected-car features.