These days, when migrants arrive at a refugee camp, one of the first things they ask for is access to WiFi and electricity to recharge their cell phones. Their smartphone is as basic a resource for survival as food and water. This is a vivid reminder of the fact that we are fully immersed in a digital world.
What’s the future for the connected car, for digital financial services, or for smart and sustainable cities in the new industrial reality? How are innovations and technical developments in 5G, the Internet of Things and spectrum management impacting on future networks and future businesses? And if meaningful, affordable connectivity is the single best bet for accelerating socio-economic development and meeting the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs), how can we ensure we reach the billions of unconnected most in need?
Intel announced several automotive investments and initiatives to spur innovation and product development that will enable new and innovative connected car experiences. The investments include the new Automotive Innovation and Product Development Center located in Karlsruhe (Germany), expansion of Intel Labs Interaction and Experience Research (IXR) in automotive, an academic outreach program, and the establishment of the $100 million Intel Capital Connected Car Investment Fund.