TransWiseway, IBM announce connected vehicle platform

IBM (NYSE: IBM) said it is collaborating with Beijing TransWiseway Information Technology Co. Ltd. to build the largest connected vehicles platform in China that will transform the development of the country´s connected car services industry.

The cloud-based platform will use advanced analytics for applications that offer real-time, in-vehicle services to mobile devices, such as weather advisories, traffic alerts and alternate route suggestions.

TransWiseway teamed with IBM to design an Internet of Vehicles (IoV) platform to connect trucks and devices and sensors from vehicles. Using IBM Internet of Things technologies, the trucks and vehicles are connected to the Internet as well as with each other on this single IoV platform. Built in the cloud, the IoV platform applies analytics to data from mobile devices and sensor data, instantly turning them into valuable information that drivers and authorities can access via the Web or through a mobile app to improve decision making.

TransWiseway selected IBM to extend its current, public IoV platform — part of the government´s traffic safety initiative implemented during Shanghai World Expo 2010 — which currently is connected with about 300,000 trucks in nine provinces. To build a commercially viable platform to deliver value added services more broadly to drivers and other third-party organizations, TransWiseway turned to IBM for its Internet of Things expertise, and ability to scale the current IoV platform while building in analytics and security capabilities to supportms of additional vehicles in the future.

TransWiseway specializes in developing transportation information service systems and applications for traffic monitoring projects. Its clients include municipal transportation administrative agencies and transportation companies. For more information, visit: http://transwiseway.com/index.aspx

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