Connected car technology used to be a feature found only in high-end luxury vehicles. This is no longer the case as virtually any vehicle can be equipped with the technical means to connect to data, communication networks and the cloud. The Consortium’s work products will ensure cross-compatibility of vehicular technology and data, which is critical for allowing all connected vehicles to freely communicate and collaborate across communication networks, big data platforms, and cloud services. The AECC believes that an open industry consortium is an ideal environment through which to support those goals – especially since it brings together all the players involved within the ecosystem to help move the connected car vision forward.