Could Connected Cars Benefit Society?

Services for connected cars are usually evaluated by whether they’ll benefit the automaker and/or the consumer. Looking beyond push notifications for the nearest fast-food joint, there could be some societal benefits from these services. This article examines the potential for social good.

The Real Winners in Connected Car Services

Cities and the Urban Data Challenge

There is definitely profit to be had in city data: directly by selling/sharing data and indirectly by saving money and improving every aspect of the city, from transportation to tax collection. While municipalities face a lot of the same challenges in implementing IoT and data analytics that business does, there are specific barriers, including the way cities contract and pay for outside services. Read more:

Cities Get Smarter about Embracing the Data Economy

New software tools enable green building from the ground up

The Spheres, part of Amazon’s new HQ building in Seattle.

Thanks to super-smart software, architects and designers can analyze potential energy use and performance of their buildings in the early design phase. This is one of the top trends in the 2018 World Green Building Trends. More here:

3 Top Trends Show Green-Building Technology on the Rise