Car Infotainment & Telematics to Reach 98% of M2M Data Traffic by 2021

A study from Juniper Research in the UK has found that in-vehicle infotainment services such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will generate huge amounts of new cellular M2M data traffic. M2M, or Machine to Machine, refers to the direct communication between devices, whether wired or wireless, and Juniper sees that in the next five years in-vehicle will account for up to 98% of all M2M data traffic.

Data intensive applications such as Internet radio, music streaming applications and information services are predicted to generate the equivalent of over 300 billion hours of music streaming by 2021. In-vehicle 4G SIMs will provide 'over-the-air' service and subscription updates for drivers and passengers, and M2M technology will be key to the development of autonomous driving systems, with cellular V2V (vehicle to vehicle) technology, enabled through M2M, expected to be the cornerstone of the system over the coming years.

The whitepaper, The Future of M2M, is now available to download from the Juniper website together with further details of the full research. [SOURCE Juniper Research]