Internet of Things

Connected Vehicle

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Business objectives

• With the huge potential opportunity of the connected vehicle, the objectives of this program are to articulate and document the relevance of WBA published works to connected vehicle use cases

• Provide a co-operation framework with Automotive Edge Computing Consortium on the use of Wi-Fi

Provide a framework for engagement and advocacy with suppliers and operators serving the automotive industry

Project information

Over the course of the next three years, vehicles will increasingly come with embedded connectivity addressing both vehicle-to-vehicle requirements as well as vehicle-to-cloud. Today’s connected vehicles come with Wi-Fi included as a component of the vehicle’s communication capabilities. This provides strong synergies between the future multi RAT vehicle environment and the existing multi-RAT environment which exists today for smartphones, on which the WBA has already published a great deal of work.  Furthermore, this project will look at areas such as secured Wi-Fi for the connected vehicle, looking at the use of Hotspot 2.0 to address ‘roaming’ scenarios and in addition reassess the connected city blueprints to enable the connected vehicle over this common infrastructure. This can be further extended into other works WBA has completed including, automated Wi-Fi authentication, access network selections, Wi-Fi role in supporting new IoT value chains; Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) enhancing connected vehicle support and Wi-Fi with 5G.

Target Audience

Target Audience includes WBA members, Wi-Fi advocates, industry analysts, Wi-Fi operators, Cellular Operators, networking equipment providers, app developers and automotive industry.


  • Delivery of a white paper that collates existing deliverables and highlights their relevance to connected vehicles.
  • Co-operation with AECC to cooperate on Wi-Fi supporting automotive use cases


Connected vehicle, Smart Car, IoT, IoV, V2V, Intra vehicle connectivity