The Deloitte study also found that a majority of Indian automobile owners were concerned about the security of biometric data shared with connected vehicles.
Kia Seltos SUV. (Image: Arjit Garg/News18.com)
Connected cars are set to become a common phenomenon in the Indian market in the near future with the rapid adoption of electric vehicles, according to a Deloitte report. As per the 2020 Global Automotive Consumer Study by Deloitte, an annual report which comes up with insights on the automotive industry globally, the Indian market is expected to witness enhanced interest and demand for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and connected vehicles going forward.
“Connected cars are poised to become a common phenomenon in India in the near future. And their relevance in the next few years is only bound to increase with the expected wide-scale adoption of EVs where connectivity features will help owners locate nearby charging stations and access telematics data among several other things,” the study outlined. The consumers’ willingness to pay for advanced and connected technologies has improved over the last two years which is evident in the rising sales of cars that are internet-connected, despite the slowdown in the sale of passenger vehicles, it added.