The Connected Car
Digitization and advances in technology along with socio-economic factors and policy are transforming the transportation industry like never before. Our intelligent and converged networks are forming the foundation for new infrastructures of connected roads, railways, airports, stations, and ports being built all around the world. These new digital networks can also be found onboard buses, trains, planes, ships, and connected vehicles.
Better transportation systems increase mobility and improve safety for millions of people in an environmentally conscious manner. Smart parking, traffic signals that can adapt to real-time conditions, and roads that sense the surrounding environment are becoming more common place.
This transformation creates many new and exciting opportunities to help save more lives with improved safety on our roads, rails, waterways, airways, and public transit systems. New tools for workers not only increase productivity, but also keep employees safe while reducing costs. Better asset and vehicle use, increased ridership and market share with faster travel times, and on-time delivery of people and goods are all possible today. Greater connectivity, proactive maintenance with faster diagnostics, network convergence, and new business models continue to reshape the industry
However, this transformation also creates a new set of challenges for transportation agencies, cities, governments, enterprises, service providers and systems integrators who all have increasing pressure to improve safety, mobility and operational efficiency, while reducing environmental impacts and costs all at the same time.
By moving programs and systems that use a lot of computing power to the cloud, transportation organizations can simplify their IT infrastructures. This enables new ways of communicating and collaborating while managing costs and improving operational efficiency and productivity across the entire operation.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. - Leonardo da Vinci