Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) recently announced AWS IoT FleetWise, at the AWS re: Invent, a new service that makes it easier and more cost-effective for automakers to collect, transform, and transfer vehicle data to the cloud in near-real-time. With AWS IoT FleetWise, automakers can easily collect and organize data in any format present in their vehicles (regardless of make, model, or options) and standardize the data format for easy data analysis in the cloud.
The service helps automakers efficiently transfer data to the cloud in near-real-time using the service’s intelligent filtering capabilities that allow developers to reduce network traffic by selecting the data to transfer and defining rules for when to transfer it based on parameters like weather conditions, location, or vehicle type.
Once the data is in the cloud, automakers can use it for applications that remotely diagnose issues in individual vehicles, analyze vehicle fleet health to help prevent potential recalls or safety issues, or improve advanced technologies like autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance systems with analytics and machine learning. There are no upfront commitments or fees to use AWS IoT FleetWise, and customers only pay for the underlying services used.
“While automakers have collected, stored, and analyzed vehicle data for years, they are not equipped to manage the explosion of data generated by advanced vehicle safety and autonomous driving systems, nor have they had access to the near-real-time data needed to help proactively address vehicle problems. With AWS IoT FleetWise, automakers can now efficiently collect this data, transform it, and gain deep, actionable insights on the condition and usage of vehicles on the road. Automakers can now use the power of AWS to help maintain millions of vehicles, increase vehicle safety, and improve customer service,” said Mike Tzamaloukas, General Manager of IoT Automotive at AWS.
AWS IoT FleetWise with standard vehicle data collection is available as a preview in US East (N. Virginia) and Europe (Frankfurt), with availability in additional AWS Regions coming soon.