Use car and environmental data to improve life

Transportation of all types (vehicles, bicycles, motorbikes) produce a vast amount of data – about the current journey (location, progress, destination), on-board conditions (engine loading, wheel speed, g-forces) or the context (ultrasonics, cameras, sensors), to name a few. Patterns such as common routes or driving/cycling style can be identified relatively easily from these datasets.

Even more powerful is the prospect of combining vehicle/cycle data with real-time and historic data from the surrounding environment. This could include things like weather, parking, energy consumption, public transport, road conditions, people nearby, population density, or even the line at the local supermarket. Having access to current conditions as well as historic conditions provides a huge opportunity to improve driver/cyclist decision-making and efficiency.

top 10
17 months ago

Your goal is to imagine a scenario where life is dramatically improved by the combination of vehicle/cycle data and environmental data. The outcome could lead to improvements in:

- Driver/cyclist experience
- Multi-modal journey decision making
- City management and decision making
- Transport management and decision making
- Air quality, safety, or many other exciting areas

Describe the "Information System" that results in one of these dramatic improvements.
1. What vehicle/cycle data would you need?
2. What environmental data would you need?
3. How would you combine this data to draw useful conclusions?
4. How would the conclusions you draw from your data improve everyday life (not just traffic and mapping)?

Use storyboards, sketches, mockups, or powerpoint PDFs to bring your ideas to life and include as much technical details as possible.

Criteria: Top ideas will propose unique applications of data (with worked examples of technical solutions), that result in a quantified outcome that is positive and frequently experienced.

Submit your solution
This challenge has received 56 submissions
Top 5 share 7500 Next 5 share 2500
1500 Square pic img 3844 University of Colorado
1500 Square pic passport photo Harvard University
1500 J Columbia University
1500 Square pic my pic Purdue University
1500 A University of Wisconsin - Stout
500 Square pic unknown Harvard University
500 N sunydutchess
500 Square pic img 6288 California Polytechnic State University
500 B Williams College
500 0 sme3tibqvpu2u5razjwtttnkzngt26ta4ryyt8njopwk1cnl9xzdphhcr4jx738juse0gfqnxaen University of Georgia
Contact Us!
Share your thoughts, ideas and stories with 300,000 peers Write for our Blog