New Indian emissions regulations a boost for the connected car

Connected cars in India are still rare, but with BS-VI compliance requiring vehicle data gathering, automakers are exploring how else they could use that data. By Xavier Boucherat

The Indian automotive market remains highly price sensitive, and as such it is not surprising to see that vehicle connectivity remains largely unadopted: the introduction of digital tech into the cockpit can see costs quickly spiral, risking competitiveness. A report from ET Auto concludes that connectivity, including rudimental features found in standard infotainment systems, have reached just 5% of cars on the road in India, below the global rate of 30% and far behind that of mature markets such as Japan, where the figure is closer to 90%….

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