Connected cars are the future and they will make the internet of things complete – that is the belief of many and indeed ours too. Cars will practically collect and process enormous amounts of data in the future using multitude of sources. They will talk with other vehicles, exchange information and even provide safety features such as prevent collisions or alert drivers to potential collisions. These vehicles will speak with bus stops, zebra crossing, stoplights and the likes to get constant routing alerts and traffic updates. They may even be able to link with your office, home, smart devices thus becoming a personal assistant of sorts.
In order for cars to do all this and so much more though they have to be connected on a cloud level because the amount of information they need to store and exchange is staggering. An automobile today comes packed with plenty of processing power and several million lines of codes to keep it running smoothly. They are no longer mechanical machines of yesteryears but a menagerie of metal, brain and brawn. A connected car though would take things to the next level because then the cars would be part of a larger ecosystem. Naturally, the space, processing power and scalability of current vehicles comes into question and without cloud communication this will not be possible.
When cars are connected on a cloud level, it allows for analysis and sophisticated processing too. Information changes and flies in the cloud and passes to every vehicle thus providing real time updates based on which intelligent cars can suggest or even make choices on behalf of its passengers. It can even be processed to open doors for garages, parking gates or even self storage for homeowners.
One excellent advantage of having a car cloud system is the amount of traffic it will remove, freeing congestion and in the process pollution too. As cars talk with each other, giving out information such as direction, position, speed, crashes, destination and more, vehicles of the future will be able to make split second decisions on routes providing on-the-fly adjustments to ensure you get to your destination quick and without any traffic jams. Naturally, cities will move smoother with less blockades and accidents will reduce due to human errors.