Why hybrid cloud works best for the automotive industry

The automotive industry is being impacted by the convergence of several macro-economic factors and technology-driven innovations. Vehicles are being built differently as they become more autonomous and connected. Earlier, navigation systems were considered a standard automotive component and generally outsourced from third-party vendors, but not anymore, these systems now form part of the critical infotainment system that is responsible for elevating the user experience by making the automobile smart. As a result, OEMs are placing greater emphasis on standards that meet the best quality, usability, and performance criteria.

Interestingly, contemporary cars come with over 100 million lines of software code to deliver sophisticated features such as high fuel efficiency, performance, and emissions. As technology becomes mainstream, the lines between the automotive and technology industry are beginning to blur with companies such as Google making a foray into the automotive sector, bringing in greater competition. Increasing competition has also led to an emphasis on innovation with new models delivered in smaller timeframes.