EU auto sector to space industry: Adopt terrestrial standards for connected cars or surrender role to China & US

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Representatives of Europe’s automobile and space industrial sectors cited the risk that the United States and China, both with software-driven car manufacturers and broadband constellations on the way, will set global technical standards for connected cars that will leave Europe at a disadvantage.

They said Europe has already lost the race for first-generation broadband constellations and that the focus should be on a second-generation infrastructure that will match U.S. and Chinese efforts.

“By the end of the decade, autonomous driving and connectivity will converge and you will need 100% connectivity” without unconverted spots along . . .

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