Mobile Comply is happy to announce the successful launch of the first class in its Connected Vehicle Professional™ Credentialing Program.
Consumer expectations of extending their digital lifestyle to their cars is accelerating the importance of the connected vehicle as the ultimate mobile device. This widespread adoption of mobile devices and the infrastructure to support them has suddenly accelerated the growth of this industry; in less than 7 years there will be 1.8 billion automotive mobile to mobile connections worldwide, comprising 700 million connected vehicles and 1.1 billion aftermarket devices, which is why it is necessary to have a uniform foundation of understanding of connected vehicle.
The lack of trained certified professionals is a tremendous issue. Professionals in the automotive industry may not be trained in mobile technologies and, vice versa, automotive professionals may not be trained in telecommunications. The need for training and qualification of people entering or operating in this ecosystem include personnel from a wide variety of industries with efforts associated with the connected vehicle: high tech companies, insurance teams, transportation departments, data analytics companies, communications technology companies, IT staffs, collegiate students, as well as automotive industry staffs moving into these areas.
Mobile Comply has partnered with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International and the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) to offer the first and only Connected Vehicle Professional (CVP) Credentialing Program. CVP is a comprehensive education and certification curriculum. The first class in this three part program offers attendees an introduction to the connected vehicle environment. The two-day class can be attended both in-person or remotely, taught by industry leading subject experts. Participants successfully completing the class and end of course learning assessment are awarded the SAE International/CVTA Certificate of Competency.
Until now, there has been no comprehensive body of information that would provide a baseline of understanding about the connected vehicle. These courses create a uniform level of understanding around vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure, and vehicle-to-x connectivity inclusive in the rapidly advancing field of intelligent transportation systems and connected vehicles. This is the first course specifically focused on connected vehicle application concepts and vision, and communication protocols within the connected vehicle ecosystem to ensure a globally informed awareness. By the end of the class participants were able to identify and discuss deployment and integration, management of safe and efficient mobile environments within the domain of transportation, and identify how information and entertainment can be used in vehicle communication.
To better understand what connected vehicle is and the future of the industry, watch this NBC News report from 2012. In it, correspondent Tom Costello reports that the federal government sees connected vehicle technology as “a game changer”, with regulations in the works “requiring all cars to talk to each other”. The report goes on to explain the shift the government is making from simply “surviving a car crash” to preventing the crash before it happens; potentially saving the lives of 30,000 people who die in crashes each year. In order to do this, vehicles will transmit a status report via a wi-fi system that will be constantly updating with necessary information.