Saturday, 4 March 2017

Internet of Vehicles ( IoV ) ?



Exactly what we need – and NOW  !


On the surface , the following new reports seen unconnected .


·         Business Line ( 28 Feb 2017 )




·         DNA ( 02 March 2017 )




·         Business Line ( 16 Feb 2017 )



·         Economic Times ( 10 Feb 2017 )




·         The Guardian  ( 21 Feb 2017 )




·         Economic Times ( 01 March 2017 )




·         Times of India ( 21 Feb 2017 )



·         Economic Times ( 28 Feb 2017 )


Mukesh Ambani-led telco plans to enter auto telematics with the launch of device in India under its JioCar Connect initiative



·         DNA ( 17 Feb 2017 )


To develop connected vehicle technologies , first such vehicle under TAMO platform to be showcased in Geneva in March

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But when you try to “ connect up “ all of these into a single , over-arching message , things become clear

Each of these initiatives is trying to solve / mitigate , one of the following problems :

·         Rapidly growing Vehicle population

·         New road lengths not keeping up with this growth in vehicles

·         Petrol / Diesel vehicles polluting atmosphere – causing early deaths

·         Deterioration of roads due to increased traffic

·         Road congestion leading to increased travel time / petrol wastage

·         Increasing road accidents , maiming and killing people or damaging property

·         No space for footpaths for walking

·         No space for bicycle tracks

·         Unbearable noise pollution causing deafness

·         No place for parking along public roads ( cause for corruption ? )



The list keeps growing !


There is no perfect , one-shot , immediate solution , to take care of all of these problems in one go


The news reports listed above, are attempts by companies / organizations / governments etc , to address , one or more , of these problems


I expect that , over the next 5 years , all of these will converge into an Internet of Vehicles ( IoV ), when :



·         Most vehicles will  be electric ( essentially , “ computers on wheels “ ), automatically determining the best / shortest, route / stops and optimizing vehicle performance . Mobile Apps will be a governing device


·         Vehicles will be internet connected with one another , exchanging data


·         Vehicles will be internet connected with servers of Transport Authorities / Traffic Police / Pollution Control Boards and a host of other governmental / institutional organizations , and be relaying all sorts of data  24*7 .  Vehicles will report accidents ( being hit ) and thefts ( being stolen ) , on their own !


·         All vehicles will carry a whole lot of “ Sensors “ , which will continuously “ monitor “ the conditions of the vehicles and relay the same to all the authorities


·         All vehicles will be equipped with RADAR – LIDAR –CAMERAS – GPS locators – / Augmented Reality  etc , to avoid collisions / accidents


·         Prepaid RFID chips ( linked to Aadhar / Bank Accounts  ? ) for Road Taxes / Insurance Premiums / Toll charges / Fines / Carbon Credits ( through DBT )



·         In-Built Sensors will measure , ( and request maintenance on their own ! ),

#   Engine ( or Electric Motor ) temperature

     #   Pressures / Displacements / Compression Ratios in case of petrol / diesel

          Vehicles / Battery Charge Levels / fuel consumption

     #   Emission Levels ( PM2.5 / CO2 etc ) in petrol / diesel vehicles

     #   Tyre pressures / wear and tear of moving parts / RPM

     #   Vehicle speed / acceleration / braking distance

     #   Proximity to other moving / stationary vehicles or objects

     #   Weather conditions / Visibility levels / Traffic Density

     #   Condition of the road being traversed ( co-efficient of friction )

     #   Condition of the person driving ( sleepy / drunk etc )

     #   Whatever else you want “ measured / monitored / relayed


To know , how such an Internet of Vehicles ( IoV ) can solve the various problems listed above , you may want to read my following earlier blogs (  all sent as emails to NDA ministers ) :

·         Un-Implementable Laws : Unstoppable Corruption ( 20 Feb 2017 )

·         Welcome ! Elon Musk  (  10  Feb  2017  )

 { https://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2017/02/welcome-elon-musk.html  }

 

·         Let us Leapfrog the World !  ( 27  Nov  2016 )


·         A Step in the Right Direction  (  26  Nov  2016  )

 { https://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2016/11/a-step-in-right-direction.html }

 

·         One Car per Family ?  ( 27  Sept  2016  )


·         From OLD to NEW ? No , go NEWER !  ( 22  Sept  2016  )


·         Horn  OK  ?  (  22  Aug  2016  )

·         A Rickshaw  by  Any  Other  Name  ?  ( 20  Aug  2016  )

·         All  Charged  Up  ?  (  15  Aug  2016  )

·         Retiring  Old  Vehicles  -  Gadkari  style ?  ( 30  May  2016  )

·         Piyush  Plan   (  27  March  2017  )

·         Pollution  Solution – aka  “  PollSolve “  (  30  Dec  2015  )

IoV will pave the way to IoT  !


05  March  2017

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