Vehicles as networked objects?

July 29, 2009

Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) prototype for the planned city of Masdar

Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) prototype for the planned city of Masdar

A link to Hammersmith’s latest thought piece exploring the opportunities of embedding logic and sensors into vehicles, as well as using social media to enhance the driving experience – from Trapster’s wiki geotagging of speed traps, to the potential to embed sensors in public parking spaces so that drivers can scan for open spaces, to combining DPW and police news feeds into GPS devices so that they provide useful, real-time route information:

http://thehammersmithgroup.com/images/reports/networked_vehicles.pdf

This piece focused more on personal vehicles rather than commercial ones – that would be a piece on its own.

Feel free to share thoughts, as always.

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One Response to “Vehicles as networked objects?”

  1. edificecomplex said

    Thanks to Scott Baron of Los Angeles for pointing out all of the food carts who are using Twitter to update their location:

    http://www.seriouseats.com/2009/05/a-list-of-street-food-vendors-trucks-carts-using-twitter.html

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/619167

    Brilliant!

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