Internet of things: Could parked cars tell us more?

When you consider that there are over a billion cars in the world, but that on average they remain parked for 23 hours a day or over 90 per cent of the time, it’s clear that nowhere near the most efficient use is being made of them.

15th April, 2015

A research group from IBM wants to use internet of things (IoT) technologies to harness the power of parked cars to offer serious benefits to society. But if you’re thinking this is a car pooling project, then you’re way off course.

“Cars are increasingly equipped with all sorts of sensors and communications capabilities that they haven’t had in the past, mainly to enable intelligent transportation systems and automated driving,” said Dr...

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