The first slide of a rather comfy presentation on IoT and Cars.
I visited Chicago’s premier startup incubator, “1871,” last week (Sept 21st) for a talk called “Connected Intelligence Foundation Hosts Women Leaders in IoT at 1871.” Connected Intelligence is what 1871 wants to push as a term over the Internet of Things for their ongoing IoT talks. Of all the talks I have attended there, Connected Intelligence does seem like a better term… most of the companies giving talks there deliver the complete managing system with their IoT products. They don’t just push connecting a fish tank to the internet, but a system that decides what is best for the fish, how the fishy feels, and maybe even ordering some fish friends. The DIY crowd, this is not…
Anyway, this particular talk was exclusively about car and IoT, where it is headed and how it will Impact our daily lives. The speaker was Kathryn Ross, the managing director at the consulting firm Accenture. This is a talk Accenture has had before for other clients and such, they call it their Connected Car Initiative. The talk was an hour long, summed up briefly – connected cars are here, becoming more prevalent and important, and… expect people not allowed to drive their own cars in ten years?
I found that the audience took this subject a little personal. They routinely asked Ross.. “so, are there connected cars going to share my data with – fill in the blank? Who owns this data? I don’t want so-and-so monitoring my activity!” ETC…
That talk was more about an overly general view of what is next. Here are some points I thought were interesting:
- A growing number of people want to buy their cars like they’re buying a laptop – configure and ship.
- IoT is here an innocuous form, connecting when there is an emergency.
- Vehicle autonomy I here already, mainly in low speed applications.
- Fully autonomous cars will be on the consumer level… soon?
- Experts are debating if people will be allowed to drive in 10 years.
- Insurance will still be needed even in a computer controlled environment.
- Security and privacy is still in the wild-west stage.
Plenty of interesting facts were covered, if you are interested, take watch of my video of the event below --- Attached to this post is a zip of all the slides to read clearer. :
On another note.. every event should be streamed live. I know the networking potential is high at these events, but sometimes it’s a of of wasted time. Luckily, I filmed this one, saving someone a trip.
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