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Infrastructure, spectrum among obstacles for connected cars

telecom | 07/12/2016 8:41 pm EDT

Traffic on the Internet of Things (IoT) is forecast to skyrocket over the coming years, and though vehicles will be part of that network, there are still a number of challenges, including infrastructure, security and spectrum, that have to be addressed before true “connected” cars can take to Canadian roads. “The big cost is the roadside infrastructure, and nobody has a viable business model for paying for that,” Barrie Kirk, an engineer and executive director of the think tank Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence (CAVCOE), said in an email. “You...