Smart city transportation is an ever-evolving category with many names. City transportation assets are basically cars, scooters, roads and public transit (trains, buses, etc.). But injecting “smart” into the equation opens the door to a whole host of other possibilities like autonomous vehicles, V2X (vehicle talking to everything), smart parking, multi-modal transit, traffic management, e-hailing and more.
Together, telematics and IoT technologies are changing the entire landscape of the commercial transportation industry, as well as every industry that is reliant on its vehicles to do business.
Connected cars use vast amounts of data. In just one hour, a connected car will upload 25 GB/data to the cloud – exceeding the storage capacity of most modern smartphones and equaling roughly 12 HD films. In total, around 4,000 GB/data will be used a day. To put this in context, a smart hospital will use around 3,000 GB.
Trying to predict how many Internet of Things (IoT) devices will go online over the next decade is like trying to predict the growth rate of rabbits in the wild. It suffices to say that 2017 could be the year in which IoT devices exceed the total human population, based on a Gartner forecast of 8.4 billion IoT connected devices, or one device for each of the 7.5 billion people, plus just under a billion more to spare.
The exponential growth of in-vehicle connected devices is a driving force behind automakers’ interest in collecting, storing, distributing and analyzing the volumes of diverse data sets being collected from connected car technologies (e.g., Wi-Fi, IoT, telematics).
Cars are mobile – it’s why they were invented, to move us from here to there. Connected cars can’t depend on traditional IT infrastructures that are centralized and fixed, with data traffic running back and forth between a distant corporate data center.
Mobile World Congress 2017 highlights how mobile IoT is driving greater innovation, digital transformation and opportunity
The auto industry is gathering at the North American Auto Show in Detroit this week, after making a splash at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. For years, we’ve been hearing about the car’s transformation to a “smartphone on four wheels,” and judging by what’s been on display in Detroit and Las Vegas, cars with the capabilities of a smartphone are the least of what’s ahead.
To keep up with the increasing magnitude and scale of IoT data that the automotive industry is generating, companies are beginning to leverage hybrid cloud models and harness global interconnection-oriented, colocation data center platforms.
The connected car of tomorrow is coming, and, frankly, it’s going…