How Data Science will help in upgrading automotive safety

March 31, 2016
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With the Internet of Things as well as Big Data subjects doing the round for quite some time now, it is needless to say that every now and then there arises a question regarding the relevance of these technologies across all the industries around us. How often do we see an accident on the highway and wonder if it could have been averted in any possible way?

With the Internet of Things as well as Big Data subjects doing the round for quite some time now, it is needless to say that every now and then there arises a question regarding the relevance of these technologies across all the industries around us. How often do we see an accident on the highway and wonder if it could have been averted in any possible way? Well, these technological reforms we are talking about have taken the world by storm and it is believed that in the times to come, there are going to be safer as well as well-connected automotive with the entire credit going to data science.

What role does Data Science play in ensuring that our Automotive are safe and secure during all points of time?

First and foremost, data science will make way for the connected cars to become safer, faster as well as environment- friendly. According to data collected from some of the metropolitan cities in the world, it is noted that 400,000+ people lose their lives every year in road accidents and taking a closer look at this issue, there is no better use of these next- generation technologies than saving lives of thousands of people. When data science meets the automotive Internet of Things industry, it is to be noted that it will prepare the cars and other vehicles along with a seismic movement which will be ready for all the prime time incidents and mishaps beforehand.

This is exactly where the concept of connected cars comes into force! Connected cars can have two kinds of communication models for behaving as smart and connected vehicles. One is the vehicle to vehicle connection while the second one is the vehicle to infrastructure connection. With the help of these connectivity, it is needless to say that the drivers, the passersby as well as the vehicle is going to benefit as there will be the capability for detection of blind spot, avoiding collision and last but not the least, warnings regarding pedestrian mishaps.

How infrastructure communicates with the vehicle?

So what basically happens when smart infrastructure interacts with vehicles is that data science will be able to communicate aspects of safety to the vehicle as well as the driver, such as the upcoming school zones, dangerous steep curves, pedestrian crossovers, snow- covered roads, construction sites and all possible alerts for drivers which they may have to face at any point of time.

Another pivotal role of data science in the automotive industry is with respect to the environment, where our vehicles will be made faster, greener as well as cost- efficient. This is also undoubtedly the most important benefit of joining hands with advanced and innovative Internet of Things companies.

In order to be able to make automotive smarter, safer as well as greener, there is a need for all automotive companies to come forward as well as capture all kinds of telematics and sensor data which comes to use and which is used by vehicles while commutation on a daily basis. This collected informatics will play a pivotal role in storing all the data efficiently and later on, use it for the purpose of monetizing the idea of the Internet of Things powered smart cars. In fact, the combination of IoT as well as automotive industry will be largely dependent on the data collected through sensors as well as data analytics tools based on several different technologies and smart devices including sound, pressure, etc. among others. When combined together, we can say without a speck of doubt that it will create great reforms in the automotive industry, while also making sure that we have smarter, safer as well as greener vehicles in the times to come.

 

How will Data Science benefit the insurance companies?

The human mind is wired in a way that it functions properly when it is under constant regulated observation and this is exactly how the insurance companies can benefit from the idea of data science joining hands with automotive. This is due to the reason that these insurance companies can make a huge difference on the mindset of a driver when he/ she is made to realize that they are constantly being watched by the authorities while they are in their cars driving across the city. This in turn will work as a teaching step for the drivers who will develop safe and mature driving habits. There is also the scope for these insurance companies to give hefty discounts to the drivers of safe and clean vehicles as an acknowledgment of their mindful driving habits.

Last but not the least, cars when connected through data science will extend much power and connectivity to the highway sensors, bridges, tunnels as well as traffic lights which when coupled with all gathered information will make way for safer, cleaner and greener automotive.