Connected Vehicles

Connected vehicles, including cars, trains, trucks, and aircraft, are able to optimize their own operation and maintenance, plus offer convenience and comfort to passengers using on-board sensors and Internet connectivity.

Benefits of IoT in Connected Vehicles

IoT sensors and wireless connections can be used to monitor how vehicles are performing and provide abundant data back to the manufacturer that can help with improved safety and security, condition-based maintenance, and vehicle design.

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Improved safety, security, and reliability

Cars can be equipped with automatic braking to reduce low-speed collisions.

Tracking devices can help recover stolen cars faster, which translates into insurance premium savings that are passed onto the customer. Malfunctions and errors within the engine systems can be detected prior to causing a car break-down.

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Condition-based maintenance

Real-time data can be collected and translated into more efficient maintenance scheduling, as well as improve the vehicle’s useful life.

Rather than relying on standardized maintenance schedules, each vehicle can detect system abnormalities and alert the driver or operator of needed maintenance.

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Usage-based design

It can be challenging to successfully anticipate the evolving needs of customers and develop the right features and functionality.

Sensors can gather data post-purchase that can be translated into re-designs or elimination of features that are under-utilized.

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New customer interactions

Connectivity improves user experience as it allows manufactures to continually engage with the vehicle owners and provide real-time traffic data, entertainment, and personal productivity.

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Dynamic pricing model

Manufacturers can partner with insurance companies to create customized insurance premium quotes based on vehicle usage and driver/operator behavior.

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New services, features, and business models

Vehicle manufacturers can generate new revenue streams from proprietary apps that are providing maintenance recommendations, driver alerts, promotions and sales incentives for future purchases, and lost/stolen car tracking.

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Pre- and post-sale analytics

Manufacturers producing commercial fleet vehicles (i.e., airplanes, commercial trucks) can monitor post-sale usage of their vehicles to evaluate features and make improvements for future sales.

Here’s how it works

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Just a few lines of code connects devices to Buddy Platform, no heavy agents or proprietary silicon requirements necessary. This model allows any connected device to send data to Buddy, helping to gain intelligence from sensors already deployed, and ones that soon will be.

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Buddy can translate raw data into seamless connections to gain valuable insight through actionable business and customer intelligence. This includes functionality for custom analysis in the cloud, and two way communication between devices, or from your business systems back to the devices themselves.

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Once data is normalized with Buddy, it can be sent to a wide variety of business systems for rich visualization, connecting to machine to machine systems, or deep analysis with big data systems like Hadoop. Easily integrate data into everything from Splunk, Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics, ZenDesk, Tableau and beyond.