The Car of the Future: Connected from Space
Connectivity is at the heart of the Telecommunications and Integrated Applications directorate of the European Space Agency. Together with key partners in the automotive industry we aim to coordinate, shape and support innovation to drive the future of space-based smart vehicle solutions. We invite you to learn more.
Connected Cars – A Major Opportunity for Europe
For the Automotive Industry
Connected cars provide a unique customer experience while simultaneously delivering on eco-friendly CO2 emission targets, plus cost and revenue benefits to mobility companies including OEMs, suppliers, dealers, insurers, fleets, tech players, and beyond.
For Space Technologies
Space-based connectivity is the key to digital transformation of the automotive industry, where efficiency, emission reduction, navigation, predictive maintenance, and many other applications will benefit vehicle manufacturers and customers to create a safer, more pleasurable, environmentally friendly driving experience for all.
Partnering & Collaboration Opportunities
ESA can contribute and support industry with deep technical expertise and interfaces to the space ecosystem, market intelligence and competitive landscape analysis, product development and deployment, as well as many other partnering advantages. ESA provides funding support, and all rights are freely granted to our industry partners.
Hear Dr Johannes Springer, Director General of the 5G Automotive Association on the need for an integrated approach for Europe:
Read our Automotive White Paper
The Telecommunications and Integrated Applications directorate of the European Space Agency is currently creating a White Paper on Connected Cars for Europe. Here, the automotive industry can get an insight into the current state-of-the-art satellite telecommunications technology in the connectivity mix, and gain perspectives for the future. In addition, the space industry, connectivity providers and integrators, plus ground segment manufacturers interested in serving the automotive vertical may use it as a starting point to engage with ESA and other stakeholders on the topic.
News and Events
ESA is actively working to accelerate the use of space within the automotive sector, celebrating the signing of Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) and BMW Group.
Engineers have connected Japan and Europe via space-enabled next-generation 5G telecommunication links. It is the first time that such an intercontinental connection has been established between Europe and Japan.
British companies are using satellite-enabled connectivity to accelerate the digital transformation of the European economy – as highlighted at an industry showcase held in the UK.
A demonstration at the ESA/ECSAT facilities in Harwell today achieved the first 5G full end-to-end link through a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation. The event used a super compact electronic antenna terminal, powered by SatixFy UK, to…
Today’s connected cars are dynamic, updateable devices – and, because they can be updated, they are well equipped to become tomorrow’s cars. ESA is working with European carmakers to ensure that connected vehicles harness the full potential of…