Volvo Brings Cloud To The Car To Transmit Safety Data Automatically, from Tech Crunch.
Imagine you’re driving down the road in winter and you encounter a patch of black ice. Your car swerves treacherously, and as it does, the built-in sensors in the automobile detect it, collect the location of your car and share the data to the cloud. The next car equipped with this advanced system that comes down the same road will get a warning communicated from the cloud as it approaches the dangerous stretch of road.
That’s the vision Swedish carmaker Volvo has for a new generation of connected cars it showed off this week at Mobile World Congress.
The data from the car’s sensors gets transmitted to a private cloud set up by Volvo’s technology partner Ericsson to capture, process and distribute it to participating drivers who could also be affected by the conditions based on their location.