For many people, telematics is not much more than just an automotive curiosity. In the future, however, virtually every driver will probably benefit from its advantages.
In contrast to such technological innovations as “intelligent” cars or ultra-modern “Tesla” car models, telematics is not very attractive. What could be so exciting about the possibility of collecting and analyzing various types of data? However, it turns out that maybe telematics and the so-called Vehicle Tracking, offered for example, by Get Vehicle Tracking, is the key to the further development of the automotive industry.
What does 25 GB contain?
The title 25 gigabytes of data sent per hour is a hyperbole written to encourage you to click on the intriguing headline. According to experts, this is the amount of data that will be generated and transmitted in the future by an ordinary passenger car equipped with telemetry devices. Given that in the United States alone, the average driver spends more than 250 hours a year in their car, you can be sure that they generate such large amounts of information. What can such data be useful for?
Information obtained thanks to telemetry will be useful, among others, to increase road safety – appropriate algorithms can help to analyze the driver’s driving style and help correct the most common errors. Combined with the metaphorical “wider view field” offered by telematics, this can help save about 10,000 car accident victims a year in the US alone (source: https://qz.com/344466/connected-cars-will-send-25 -gigabytes-of-date-to-the-cloud-every-hour/).
Another application may, in turn, interest car fleet administrators – it is about accurate real-time insights into the movement of the car fleet. This can be helpful in rearranging the distribution of duties among drivers so that their work is as effective as possible. It is worth remembering that telematics is also indispensable for the development of other automotive technologies, such as the “smart cars” mentioned above.
The future of the automotive industry will probably belong to telematics. Individual drivers will benefit from the increased level of security associated with its presence, while car fleet administrators will breathe a sigh of relief when solutions are prompted by algorithms analyzing the constant flow of data from vehicles.