How does the connected car differ from a smartphone?

A car is not a smartphone on wheels. Nor is it a PC that can be rebooted if a problem occurs while driving. Your vehicle requires much higher standards in safety, security and privacy.


A car is a means of transport, the primary function of which is to bring people or goods safely from one place to another. It requires much higher standards in safety, security and privacy compared with smartphones or other consumer devices. It is not a PC that can be rebooted if a problem occurs while driving.

Motor vehicles contain highly complex, technically-sensitive systems that must meet high technical and legal standards. These systems are developed and monitored by the vehicle manufacturer in strict compliance with road safety regulations, product safety and quality standards – in some cases, far beyond what is legally required.

Moreover, a motor vehicle also has a lifetime of at least 8 to 10 years, while the average smart phone has a lifespan of 2 to 3 years and is often seen as a disposable device. The hardware of a car needs to be resilient and stable.Ultimately, vehicle manufacturers are responsible for the safety and security of the vehicles they put on the market.

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