Aggregated data is collected from more than one million vehicles equipped with Geotab telematics devices
Geotab, a global IoT and connected transportation provider, has introduced a data website to help accelerate development of smart cities.
Seeking to empower organisations and municipalities, data.geotab.com grants public access to intelligent datasets which provide insights surrounding smart city planning, improved productivity for businesses and safer communities.
According to Geotab, the enriched, aggregated data available on data.geotab.com leverages billions of data points collected daily from more than one million vehicles equipped with Geotab telematics devices.
Datasets are categorised under ‘urban infrastructure’, ‘location analytics’ and ‘weather’ and are aggregated to preserve privacy. The datasets accessible on data.geotab.com can be leveraged to help improve city-wide efficiency, discover key infrastructure challenges and guide deployment of automated solutions for issues such as congestion, parking and poor road conditions, said Geotab.
“Earlier this year, we became the first fleet telematics company to achieve one million connected commercial vehicles built on a single, open platform,” said Neil Cawse, CEO, Geotab, which is headquartered in Ontario, Canada, and has offices in the US, UK, Germany and Spain.
“Now, we’re proud to be the one of the first resources to provide actionable insights from our global sensor network to help empower businesses and contribute to a rich data ecosystem that will further innovate the world – one community at a time.”
In addition to capturing a vehicle’s GPS and accelerometer data, telematics also pulls information surrounding speed, seat belt usage, engine diagnostics and more from the vehicle’s computer. An example of the datasets available on data.geotab.com include:
Geotab was recently engaged by the city of Columbus to integrate its smart city dataset into its Smart Columbus Operating System (SCOS). Through this partnership, Columbus aims to utilise data that is compiled through the SCOS and combined with data.geotab.com datasets to help improve city operations in an economical and sustainable manner.
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