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It’s 7in the morning, as you leave home for work in downtown Manhattan, with your car stopping by at Starbucks for your regular coffee, zips by the toll automatically, talks to another one zipping past in the opposite direction for information on the rush hour trafficwhile you exit and ensure you have a parking available when you reach your destination in the next 10 minutes. And,all the timeyou have beentalking with your virtual assistant on the day’s schedule and simultaneously checkingtoday’s market reactions on your favorite scripts.

Sounds Sci-fi, well not really. We are at a striking distance to the intersection of autonomous vehicle technology working with smart city infrastructure and everything in between– external devices and sensors, IOT networks, onboard applications and locational services that will ensure convenience, safety and security.

With the growing number of cars in every city, the problem of traffic jams, accidents and the crunch of parking spaces is becoming more challenging. Smart cities are opting for solutions to address these challenges. Data from connected cars play an important role in accelerating the development of smart city ecosystems. The day is not far away when drivers will be able to experience a less congested hands free, faster, safe and smooth ride to and back home from their workplaces – all with the help of connected car data.

With connected car data insights, city infrastructure authorities can look at –

  • Improved road safety and traffic management will help in early warning alerts to users on road and weather conditions, real-time user driving behavior alerts to authorities and preventive maintenance to reduce human and machine error.
  • Efficiencies across infrastructure usage like information on vehicle density, civic resource utilizations for taxes and charges, availability of parking andcharging stations andreal-time vehicle health monitoring to reduce emissions. This real time along with historical data, will help city planners to optimize better planning, lower costs and rationalize the burden on civic infrastructure.

CerebrumX’s next generation Augmented Data Learning Platform (ADLP), delivers near/ real-time connected vehicle data in improving a city’s infrastructure capabilities and user convenience, regulated traffic management, road-side assistance, geo-based based information services for utilities and convenience, early alerts on road conditions and predictive behavior models to prevent future incidents.Smart cities can leveragethe data for multiple uses and challenges they are faced with today.