5 Ways Big Data Can Make Our Cars Smarter

Published November 28, 2013   |   
Gil Allouche

Cars are probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you hear someone talk about data sources, but today’s cars generate approximately 15 gigabytes of data per hour. The reason most of us are unaware of this fact is because most of this data is only stored for a short amount of time, and that data is rarely accessed or utilized. Now thanks to big data tools, such as Hadoop as a Service, car manufacturers are starting to see the value of using the data cars generate to make our cars smarter. Here are five ways how.

1. Talking Cars

It’s nearly impossible to escape bad drivers on the road today. Whether someone cuts you off, runs a red light or starts swerving while they send a text, driving safely to work in the morning or home at night is much more difficult than it seems it should be. For some of us, we may not notice the reckless driver in time and end up on the side of the road after a car accident. What if our car could talk with the other cars on the road in order to find out when a reckless driver is approaching, so you and your trusty car can get out of the way? Well, with big data technology cars could start doing just that.

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