As COVID-19 begins to influence the technologies that are embedded into vehicles, car manufacturers should focus on four specific areas to help lessen the risk of infection to car occupants, according to Gartner. These areas include disinfection, possible detection of contagion and maintaining social distancing.
“The new normal set by COVID-19 will clearly influence how people travel,” says Pedro Pacheco, senior research director at Gartner. “The fear of infection is starting to drive some travelers away from public transport placing a greater emphasis on private cars and shared mobility services. However, even within these, individuals want reassurance against contagion and several technologies are being put in place in response to that need.”
Automotive CIOs should work with internal and external technology partners to incorporate technologies across four areas that help lessen the risk of the COVID-19 infection to car occupants.