BMW: Connected-car growth to fuel bandwidth demand surge

09/19/2013 | GigaOm

BMW is advancing an aggressive connected-car strategy that the automaker says will generate as much as 1TB of data every day by 2018, when it expects to have 10 million networked vehicles on the road. Speaking this week in London, BMW's vice president of IT infrastructure, Mario Mueller, said the growth of its connected-car fleet is challenging the company to transition from a carmaker into a provider of cloud and IT services as it prepares to handle some 12 million data queries a day this year.

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