Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

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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