According to the survey, rush hour will be fraught with serious consequences for mobile networks as certain mobile phones may see a 97 percent increase in data traffic over the next ten years.
"Connected cars, as with other M2M devices, don't behave like smartphones. They represent a very diverse set of challenges to operators through highly varying network traffic patterns at different times of the day," Matt Hatton, founder and chief executive of Machina Research, said.
The term Machine to Machine (M2M) is related to technologies that allow both wireless and wired systems to communicate with other devices of the same type.
Meanwhile, mobile operators are bracing for a considerable increase in M2M connections in the future. By 2024, such connections are expected to increase from 250 million in 2014 to more than 2.3 billion worldwide, according to Machina Research.
This is unsurprising, given that those who drive connected cars could get stuck in traffic jams and will try to use an Internet connection to search for alternative routes, while passengers will get online to entertain themselves.
Machina Research also cautioned that an overload on networks could complicate the operation of navigation and collision prevention systems, installed in connected cars.