One of the most obvious potential applications of edge computing technology is transportation – more specifically, driverless cars. Self-driving cars are equipped with a variety of sensors, from cameras to radars to laser systems to help the car run.
In 2015, there were approximately 88 million new car sales worldwide, of which 35% were connected via embedded mobile communication systems, built-in Tethered systems, and smartphones. It is estimated that by 2020, global connected car sales will account for 98% of new car sales, and it is expected that new cars sold globally will be networked by 2025. In terms of connectivity, cars that are interconnected through embedded mobile communication modules account for a major share. In 2025, sales will reach 77 million units, accounting for 64%, while cars connected via smartphones account for 28%.