With the road wide open for connected vehicles, it is becoming clear that big data will be along for the ride. And we don't mean in the back seat. In this article, we are going to take a look at how the connected car big data partnership will benefit consumers, and how big data might actually drive growth in this new market. As we examine the symbiotic relationship between big data and connected car technology, let us begin with a quick look at connected car and Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Anyone who tries to explain exactly what connected car means will quickly find themselves trying to nail down a moving target.
New Jaguar Land Rover technology being trialled on British roads could mean drivers never see a red light again. Using a Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2X) system built into the car, it connects to traffic lights and tells the driver when they're going to turn green and suggests the best speed to approach so they never have to come to a standstill. The technology, called Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory (GLOSA) will help free up traffic flow in cities, improve road safety and potentially help you to live longer, the British car maker claims. The system is already in use and being put to the test on public roads by the vehicle manufacturer. It has fitted the V2X system to one of its Jaguar F-Pace SUVs as part of a £20million collaborative research project to determine the usefulness of the start-of-the-art tech.
Innovative automakers, software developers and technology companies are leading a radical transformation in the automotive industry. They are refining and redefining existing technologies and introducing new, exciting concepts like artificial intelligence and the connected car to give us a driving experience that will be like nothing we've ever known. Let's look at that future: An entirely autonomous car transports a person to their destination without any need for driver oversight – attention to the road is not required. Inside the vehicle is all the entertainment, information, and connection with the outside world that someone would have in their home, office, or even favorite coffee shop. Every aspect of personal comfort is taken into consideration, from the temperature of the interior to the tinting of the windows to prevent glare or even the personalized adjustment of ambient lighting to create the perfect mood to go with the music playing through the satellite radio station.
The applications of the Internet of Things (IoT) have been growing dramatically in recent a few years. The smart IoT is dramatically accelerating the pace of innovation and transforming the way of operations in transportation and infrastructure. The ubiquitous deployment of smart, connected sensors and things, combined with artificial intelligence (AI) and big data analytics, can enable us to gather insightful knowledge, make real-time and even predictive computing to help us reaching better decisions and developing better plans to improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of smart transportation. Here we take a look at some important applications of the IoT in intelligent transportation systems and smart cities. The human factor continues to be one of the main contributing elements to road accidents.
The IoT has the potential to transform every aspect of our lives. Already we've seen the rise of the smart home, with connected devices making managing our houses easier than ever before. If you followed CES 2017, you'll know there's also lots of talk about connected vehicles and how they could revolutionise our transport system. With billions of sensors transmitting information and allowing objects to communicate with each other, almost anything is possible. Here are five ways we think the IoT could change the way we live in the future.