Connected vehicles: Internet of mobility

Trend 5: 5G-enabled connected car platforms is a winning proposition for all stakeholders

Vehicles interacting with the cloud in real-time via 5G provide important alerts to the enterprise about location, operational parameters and emergency alerts. This data can be used by various stakeholders of the ecosystem like vehicle owners, dealers, insurance providers, traffic regulators and others to enhance the system efficiency, reduce the cost of operations, improve overall safety and enhance sustainability. Operational parameters help assess driver patterns and the vehicle's performance. The vehicle OEM can utilize this information to improve the current vehicle variants' performance and design better vehicles in the future. The health and condition of the vehicle can be assessed in real-time, reducing the operational and maintenance costs of the vehicle. The data can be used for multiple purposes, including managing warranty claims and OEM costs, tracking the driver and owner behavior to assess insurance requests and claims. At the same time, local authorities can utilize the vehicle's movement data to monitor and streamline traffic. Fuel consumption data can be monitored to assess environmental impact and sustainability. The ecosystem can utilize the performance and additional bandwidth provided by 5g.

Many automotive majors have either already rolled out 5G-enabled services or plan to do so. For example, Audi, BMW, Ford, and Tesla are deploying cellular vehicle-toeverything (C-V2X) technology to improve connectivity and safety. 5G's low latency will enhance the reliability of C-V2X and enable better cellular connectivity to traffic signals, school zone beacons, and emergency vehicles. 5G will help Skoda implement the wrong way driver warning system through an application called Traffication. BMW is the first European automaker to use 5G on the road. It allows the company to integrate an array of semiautonomous driving systems that require guaranteed, low latency network coverage to function as intended. Finally, Mercedes-Benz, together with telecommunications company Telefónica Deutschland and network supplier Ericsson, is establishing the world's first 5G mobile network for automobile production in its “Factory 56” in Sindelfingen.”

A Japanese automotive OEM leader built advanced infotainment and a connected car platform in partnership with Infosys. The solution components are a cloud platform for services, 5G for communication, a customer care call center and third-party services that include music, weather forecasts and maps. In addition, the display unit has an operating system, firmware, infotainment apps, service APIs, a voice assistant and the head unit hardware.

Connected vehicles: Internet of mobility

Trend 6: 5G makes vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication pervasive

The impact of advanced technologies on the connected vehicle industry has made communication, information and control an everyday aspect. 5G-enabled telematics control units (TCUs) help V2X communication smoothly lay the infrastructure for automated driving and elevates automotive safety, reliability and user experience. 5G-enabled V2X helps enhance situational awareness between vehicles, accommodating both routine and urgent traffic situations. Cross-intersection warnings, emergency vehicle notifications, and blind spot warnings can help prevent accidents. As a result, road detours, lane changes, traffic flow and traffic accidents can be better managed. Pedestrians will benefit from the safety enhancements through V2X on their mobile phones, driving through a new cellular V2X (C-V2X) protocol defined as part of the 5G network standard.

A North American provider of transportation services to schools across various districts launched a next‑generation fleet management solution. The solution built in partnership with Infosys improved customer experience, optimized routes, reduced driver labor and provided deep insights into driving behavior.

Database and appliances

Trend 3. Convergence of transactional and analytical data

Enterprises generally have transactional, analytical and operational workloads across separate data warehouses, data lakes and databases. This leads to data silos, making it difficult to provide real-time analytics and insights without movement of data across these systems.

This process of moving data is slow and cumbersome, and it reduces competitiveness of enterprises in today's digital world. Businesses find challenges in giving price quotes to their sales team in real time, monitoring assets or making product recommendations. Likewise, supply chain partners may not have updated inventory or shipping details.

This leads to the emergence of architecture where online analytical processing and online transactional processing are merged into a single platform. It helps in performing advanced analytics and providing insights and recommendations in real time, while also conveniently displaying live transactional data on one platform.

These databases drive real-time apps, like for fraud detection, patient health monitoring, counterterrorism, stock trading and earthquake monitoring. They also have applications in asset monitoring and provide connected data apps, giving a view of critical business data.

Infosys partnered with one of the largest sportswear manufacturers to build a near real-time event streaming-based solution to ingest and analyze a huge number of events generated through a mobile app, internet for user activity analysis.

Infosys collaborated with one of the largest multinational chains of coffeehouses for accelerated onboarding of new data products through a Multi-point Metadata driven Ingestion Framework. Auto Generation of Data Flow pipelines was done with Extreme Automation.

Infosys partnered with a government agency to build end-to-end tax collection and tax accounting systems on an opensource platform using an agile development process to meet the unique characteristics of the system.

Infosys partnered with one of the largest oil and gas corporations to create an Integrated Data Marketplace to provide users with a platform to find data, tools and practices to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations. Also, provide platform/tools for self-service analytics.

Infosys collaborated with one of the largest telecom companies for enhanced user experience through Flexible Dashboards, Analytics Reporting by integrating Insight360 with Data Café's features like Report mashup, KPI mashup, storyboard, additional administrative functionalities, coupled with Robust Security and Data Governance.

Infosys partnered with one of the largest pharmaceutics companies to create an end-to-end analytics platform on cloud that provides a template-driven approach for data onboarding, device-independent architecture to scale for future and advanced AI/ML support to enable analytics at scale.