The need for action is urgent: in 2016 the average speed of a car in London hit a new low of under 8 mph—less than the speed of a horse-drawn carriage in the same streets in the Victorian era
In the U.S., the average driver spends around an hour in the car per day with hands on the wheel, eyes on the road. The connected car revolution—linked with the rise of autonomous drive—will enable drivers to use this time more productively.
Technology will be more and more human-like, hence making it easier for people to use. Therefore, people will embrace it immediately.
As he prepares for the biggest revolution in the 125-year history of the car industry, SEAT president Luca de Meo has no doubt about the best place to be: in the driving seat.
Do you know who your car is talking to? It could be a parking meter, traffic signal, the emergency services, or even other vehicles. Driven by the potential benefits of the Internet of Things, automakers are among the earliest adopters in the fast lane.
Luca de Meo was named head of SEAT last November and now aims to transform the Barcelona-based manufacturer into a front-runner in connectivity.