ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND AUTOMOTIVE FLEET SECURITY GO HAND-IN-HAND
How machine learning is an effective tool for fleet security and deep insights
One of the most common buzzwords in the technology industry today is AI, or Artificial Intelligence. While Artificial Intelligence will certainly change major parts of our lives, and some experts even go as far as to claim it will soon replace humans, few really understand the true meaning of the term, and how it can be used it to improve the way we live and do business.
Introducing AI novel technologies to the automotive industry
Even though cars are relatively new beings in the world, the automotive industry has remained mostly low-tech until recent years. Today, as the number of connected cars is growing rapidly, every modern car has multiple built-in computers called Electronic Control Units (ECUs) and Telematic Control Units (TCUs). These computers include millions of lines of code and are used to operate the vehicle, collect information about its activity and send it to the connected car’s service provider.
Car fleet operators, such as OEMs, telematics companies, car-sharing companies, rental agencies, and enterprises with large fleets, have the most to gain from advanced analysis of the data collected from the vehicles in their fleet, which is gathered in real-time in the new age of connected cars. This data can include anything from location, mileage, fuel consumption, driving behaviors and even doors left open, all of which can be used not only to improve management but also to eradicate vehicle misuse by drivers. The major obstacles standing in the way of fleet operators looking to increase control and efficiency are the large amounts of data generated, and the various formats in which they are provided. Operators lack the knowledge and time to scrutinize the terabytes of information passing through their hands each day.