Smart mobility, big data on the way to the future

In the future, cars and cities will be increasingly more connected with beneficial effects on urban mobility in both safety terms and for driving comfort and respect for the environment. This will also be discussed during Smart Mobility World, scheduled from October 28 to 30 at the Monza race track. VueBlog has collected five interesting articles on the subject.

Monza capital of smart mobility

Three days of meetings, conventions and conferences dedicated to “internet of things” technologies applied to individual and collective mobility. From October 28 to 30, Monza will be hosting “Smart Mobility World”, the biggest European event on this subject. More details in the article on the portal InfoMotori.

“Smart” mobility is “green” too

The technology portal WebNews analyses the “marriage” between mobility and internet of things from a green point of view. Application of the new technologies to the automotive world can, in fact, facilitate adoption of services and activities that reduce urban pollution.


A business with large numbers

Business Insider dedicates an article to smart mobility that stresses how the automotive sector’s future, in business terms, lies in that meeting between vehicles and big data. In 2020, Matthew deBord writes, 75% of the cars sold globally will be “connected”.

A 25 billion dollar business

According to an article in Key4Biz, referring to a Navigant Research report, by 2024 the urban smart mobility global business will be worth 25 billion dollars. This strong growth will also be pushed by the need to respond to social changes; these will cause a growing slice of the world’s population to live in cities.

New York experiments with the “Drive Smart” app

Key4Biz also dedicates an article to “Drive Smart”, a smartphone application with which the New York administration is trying to improve road safety in town and reduce pollution produced by cars. For now, the pilot project is for 400 car owners whose vehicles have been fitted with a device connected to their computers; this releases information on pollution produced or on traffic jams and detours.