The Critical Need for Certifications and Training in Mobility and Connected Vehicle

Where is telematics going? With the recent development of mobile phones tethered to the vehicle, which will ultimately be able to access car data from the CANbus, we need to be prepared for all of the requirements involved.

There are large risks when we have information accessed for safety purposes through telematics.When cars start to communicate through DSRC, there will be pertinent information that will need to be transmitted from the vehicle to our smartphones.

With the recent announcement from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “The car of the past will transition to the car of the future through data and access.” The are developing a report which will include analysis in several key areas including technical feasibility, privacy and security, and preliminary estimates on costs and safety benefits for V2V technology.

Questions were posed to Elaina Fansworth, thought leader and CEO of Mobile Comply.

qSince safety is our top priority, and V2V technology represents the next great advance in saving lives, how will we prepare our workforce?

aThrough training and collaboration with OEMs, Tier I and Tier II suppliers. Since NHTSA released that the car is a safer place if it’s connected, it’s inevitable that some of the access from the telematics systems will need to be opened up to communicate relative to safety. That said, the telematics community needs to be astutely aware of what this change looks like and vulnerabilities need to be opened up when the car becomes truly connected.


qWhat is your projection of the affect that mobility will have on various industries?


aTechnology platforms are shifting and communication channels are being reinvented. Connected Vehicle is now a market that is projected to reach $130 billion by 2019. By 2022, there will be 1.8 million automotive mobile to mobile (M2M) connections worldwide. Industry sectors not only include, but also insurers, financial institutions, health, mobile and nomadic devices, application developers, telecommunications, analytics companies and much more.


qWhat are the biggest disconnects in this new wave of Connected Vehicle?


aThere are many innovations coming from both the IT and the automotive industries to get our vehicles more connected- to our Smartphones, to other cars, and to traffic and roads. The challenge is that IT and Engineering departments are focusing on two different things and speaking two different languages. There are specific design elements and government requirements that must be factored into each new idea.


qHow can we prepare the current workforce and the upcoming workforce for this rapidly changing technology?

aWe can offer training and certifications. Our newly launched Connected Vehicle Professional Certification covers all elements of the Connected Vehicle- from passive safety to mobility to information and entertainment, and why it is necessary to factor all aspects before and during design of a vehicle.


Elaina Farnsworth is CEO of Mobile Comply, an internationally recognized training company specialized in mobile connectivity. Filled with industry leading subject matter experts in mobility, their knowledge base is updated monthly with the newest technology and information in both mobility and vehicle connectivity.

    Elaina Farnsworth

    Elaina Farnsworth is a public speaker, entrepreneur, writer and thought leader. In her dynamic role as CEO of Mobile Comply, She coaches executives and their teams on mobile related topics in Connected Vehicle and Enterprise Mobility.

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