With the International Mobility Summit in Copenhagen just around the corner, we sat down with VP of Business Development for Heex Technologies, Pierre Maillot, to find his thoughts on the future of mobility.
“The more intelligent and connected the mobility becomes, the more data is being generated, the more difficult it becomes to access relevant and qualified data. Organizations are overwhelmed with a massive amount of useless data and millions of euros are wasted retrieving and classifying the data that they need.
But to accelerate the deployment of safer and cleaner mobility the world needs to focus on the data quality rather than the data quantity.
There are therefore great opportunities in implementing an event-based smart data management platform for mobility and public infrastructure:
Testing self-driving can generate up to 5 terabytes of data per hour per test vehicle. A continuous recording approach prevents training data to be sent over-the-air (too heavy) to improve real-time testing (running things over) or prioritizing dealing with the most pertinent data as situations occur. Over time, current workflows are becoming unmanageable, especially in terms of storage and collaboration, and autonomous driving companies are struggling to make sense of all the data to target AI-training more efficiently.
Advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) or lighter applications of autonomous transportation such as shuttles, trucking, or last-mile delivery will need an ever-lasting continuous product improvement (shadow mode) to spot and fix anomalies or deficiencies. Centralizing and debugging these issues efficiently will require an appropriate data management and integration strategy for these vehicles to scale in very large numbers.
Public infrastructure / Smart city
As objects and things get increasingly connected, governments and cities will put security and safety at the forefront of deploying new technologies. Massive amounts of data are set to be monitored for things such as transportation, public health, national defense, or extreme weather conditions. Having platforms with transparent and accessible pertinent data will become an important standard.”
Pierre is acting as VP of Business Development for Heex Technologies. He collaborates with key industry stakeholders in the autonomous driving and smart city fields to address the challenges of development and operations teams by turning big data into smart data in order to accelerate their time to market and enable new data driven services to support innovative mobility technologies.