OREANDA-NEWS. February 19, 2016. Personal mobility in India continues to be a potpourri of options mired in societal and environmental issues, says Prasad Satyavolu. The evolution of the future connected car has many dependencies on these factors. Urban congestion, rising incomes and aspirational buys are just some of them.

He adds, The evolution of connected cars in India needs to address these deep urban planning issues besides improving consumer experience.

According to him, ultimately, the factors of demand in India will be governed by three key aspects: aspirations, convenience and cost. For Indian cities, semi-urban and rural areas, the biggest constraining factor would be congestion and therefore the time to commute.

This factor is soon approaching decision points on regulations and policy frameworks such as the odd-even program in Delhi, says Satyavolu.