As in several sectors, such as health, technological and digital advances are revolutionizing products and services, while increasing the possibilities for companies and also for society as a whole. It is in this context that we can see the role of digital transformation in mobility, an area that has undergone profound changes in recent decades.
The implementation and expansion of resources that leverage the digital transformation in mobility will be even more intense over the years and, in particular, after the pandemic. Social isolation has created new needs and possibilities for the sector, which can take advantage of the popularization of advanced technologies to innovate, as is the case with 5G.
Learn more about the innovations brought about by the digital transformation in mobility and understand how Industry 4.0 can accelerate changes in the sector.
The mobility sector was already changing at the beginning of the 21st century, with the advent of transport applications and in-vehicle technology solutions (GPS, Bluetooth, internet connection, etc.). However, the development of autonomous cars and electric vehicles was one of the great transformations that are here to stay.
Thus, autonomous vehicles are related to a series of other advances that increase the possibilities of using this technology. One of them is Internet of Things which brings connectivity to a range of everyday objects. This already happens with the integration of the car’s GPS with your smartphone, for example.
But imagine connecting autonomous vehicles to an internet network that is integrated with a city’s road system? Furthermore, these cars can be electric, and the combination of connectivity and clean energy makes this mobility option fully sustainable. After all, there is no burning of fuel, unlike conventional vehicles.
The combination of non-polluting means of transport and technology brings a big boost to the concept of sustainable mobility. This idea seeks a change in the way we move to use an ecologically correct way.
This happens with features that promote more efficiency, less energy consumption, less emission of pollutants and better quality of life for people.
It is not difficult to imagine a future in which we will be able to use transport applications to board electric cars that autonomously choose the fastest route to take us to the final destination. All of this reduces travel time, energy consumption and pollutant emissions. In other words: mobility, in addition to being more sustainable, will become more efficient with the arrival and evolution of new technologies.
There is already interest in such a future: according to the report Street Smart, by the Capgemini Research Institute, 58% of people surveyed believe that technology can make the city more sustainable. For 57%, it has the potential to improve urban services.
To meet this demand, it is essential to take advantage of the possibilities of technology, and one of the ways to do this is to apply industry 4.0 solutions in mobility.
Industry 4.0 is already present at industrial mobility and aims to increase the ability to manage information and improve activities in the industry. However, this concept can also be taken to the mobility area, after all, industry 4.0 has work fronts that can be applied in the sector, such as the Internet of Things, Cloud Computing andBig Data and Data Analytics.
Resources like this enhance the possibilities of mobility, as they transform solutions related to displacement. This is the case of Next Move Car, a new automotive intelligence service created for Algar Telecom as a result of a partnership between Brain and Drive On.
Thus, the product transforms common cars, such as light, heavy and two-wheelers, into smart vehicles. The solution allows use via monthly subscription or through the device of the person who hires the tool, which gives voice to the vehicle and connects the car 24 hours a day. Among the available functions are:
Digital transformation continues to happen and has been accelerated by the pandemic. Among the lessons this period, is the fact that technological resources make a big difference. As we have seen, many of them are essential for the functioning of innovations such as autonomous cars.
At the same time, areas such as artificial intelligence and cybersecurity are also related to the mobility sector. It will be necessary to develop an artificial intelligence that allows the improvement of vehicles, so that they “learn” to make decisions that increase their efficiency in displacements and improve people’s safety, for example.
However, in relation to cybersecurity, autonomous vehicle systems need to be safe, to avoid criminal actions that can pose material and even life risks to people. Soon, solutions such as the blockchain and others from digital security should be some of the technologies used in the mobility sector.