The internet of things is significant because an object than can represent itself digitally becomes something greater than the object itself. No longer does the object relate to just its user, but it is now connected to surrounding objects and a database.
By installing a device with GPS, 3D Accelerometer and GSM modem into a car’s on-board computer one can stream several metrics into the clouds. Such data appeals to many business models and applications including:
- Ecodriving: fuel calculation, RPM analysis and idling detection.
- Location aware services: position, heading and speed.
- Driver safety: braking, acceleration and cornering.
- Theft notification.
- Car diagnostics: DTC collection and remote mechanic access.
- Insurance: Impact detection, Mileage, Speeding and trip engine.
Such information would be useful to various parties including, business’ with company fleets of vehicles, insurance companies, or even parents concerned about their children's driving.
Using CarCloud one may capture such metrics. The CarCloud mobile app enables you to view the metrics as points plotted on a google map. Each point contains different meta data e.g. speed, direction, date, location.