The number of connected cars on the roads is increasing, but not as fast as expected. It is still incredible to think that cars can communicate not only with one another but also with traffic infrastructure acquiring information pertinent for safe and efficient driving such as road and weather conditions, optimized fuel consumption, and the like. However, is that all we want from a car? With limitless connectivity and practically autonomous driverless technology, passengers (and drivers now turned passengers) will have more time and need for entertainment, interaction, and conversation. That … [Read more...]
Smart Cities: What’s the Progress Status?
The idea of smart cities was not on anyone's radar back in 2005, but then New Orleans got a head start on data-driven decision making thanks to Hurricane Katrina. After Katrina hit and the city's levees failed, the city started using data to improve and speed-up decision making to support the city's recovery. Amsterdam was another early adopter with the Amsterdam Smart Cities Initiative in 2009. The team used data to address depression and increase treatment for people who were not getting help. By combining statistics from insurance companies and information about the cost of treatment for … [Read more...]
Are Cars with Biometric Sensors the Future?
The automotive technology is rapidly advancing - so much so that there already are smart cars on our streets connected to smart city infrastructure and making the driving experience an easier one. Yes, easier, because connected car features can range from general Internet services, entertainment and social platforms, to smart mobility services that leverage data. Moreover, some aspects of the connected car are a reality - with 4G networks powering navigation devices, traffic alerts and streaming to entertainment systems. Many of the driving processes are being automated to the point … [Read more...]
Connected Cars: How Will Safety Features Change the Driving Experience?
Connected car features can range from general Internet services, entertainment and social platforms, to smart mobility services that leverage data. Moreover, some aspects of the connected car are already a reality – with 4G networks powering navigation devices, traffic alerts and streaming to entertainment systems. But how will that shape the next generation driving experience? Keep reading to find out! Adaptive headlights use motors that work in sync with the steering to point the headlights in the direction you are pointing the car thus illuminating the road ahead, even around curves. … [Read more...]
Internet of Things: The Link Between Smart Cars and Smart Cities
Are you up to date with what is happening lately in the automotive industry? Is your car your baby or do you use it just to get from point A to point B? If you are one of those people who like to get the latest, best and of the highest quality, then we have a treat for you. On the heels of the electric car revolution and the corresponding industry changes that are upon us comes the Internet of Things and smart cars. It’s the dawn of the 21st century and it’s safe to say that what we once thought was distant future or belonging only in movies has now come knocking on our doors. Not only … [Read more...]