Nearly 50 billion Machine-to-Machine devices are predicted to be deployed by all sectors by 2025. Intelligent transportation and M2M are the linking of millions of vehicle and infrastructure sensors to support applications that improve efficiency, mobility and safety.
The largest impediment is to M2M deployment in the transportation sector is largely life cycle cost, which is driven by stringent design and certification processes. This paper speculates that a "service-oriented" architecture, one that allows any M2M device to be securely accessible to any application, would be desirable for faster market growth.
This report speculates on the future impact of M2M to the transportation sector in general, and specifically to a future Vehicle-to-Vehicle, Vehicle-to-Device, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2X) core system relying on vehicle Dedicated Short Range Communications, as contemplated in USDOT's Connected Vehicle R&D program.
This paper is a companion report to Fourth Generation Wireless: Vehicle and Highway Gateways to the Cloud.
A companion webinar is Innovation in Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Platforms, Applications and Standards.
Contacts for ITS America's Technology Scan
Steven H. Bayless, Senior Director of Telecommunications and Telematics
This report is part of the Technology Scan and Assessment series. To learn more about USDOT's Connected Vehicle Research, visit USDOT ITS Joint Program Office website and read the Technology Scan and Assessment Fact Sheet.