Cars & transportation
Tesla is probably the first electric car which has been able to replace peoples main car in the higher range of vehicles. One thing is the look and feel and front end gizmos of the Tesla but the other is their use of technology in their eco system, because a car is not just a car anymore. It is a system of cars.
The Tesla uses Swarm intelligence. This is ground breaking compared to how we have gone about our business before. By letting all Tesla's work together they will learn faster and they will get really good at a rapid pace.
- Long distance radar
- Ultrasonic sensors
- Camera with machine vision
- Satellites with real time traffic
Connected cars and smart cities
The connected city will need sensors all over the city to be able to provide valuable information about things like air quality, water detection for flood, seismic sensors etc. Such a multisensor could easily be built in to light posts and at the same time serve multi purpose feedback and also information to the public through speakers or signs. With motion detection the light could also be controlled more smart, turning the light on and off when required and thereby saving power.
In the same way as electricity other things like water and gas can be controlled and measured the same way.
The large amount of data collected throug power usage is unbelievable. We have also seen some fun examples of how one could use the data to something else than for power. A group of people have studied AMS data and found out it could be used to find similar people with similar habits and maybe connecting people this way.