Geotab has launched a new website, data.geotab.com, to help organizations and municipalities in the development of smart cities.
“Earlier this year, we became the first fleet telematics company to achieve one million connected commercial vehicles built on a single, open platform,” says Neil Cawse, CEO, Geotab. “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.”
The site features aggregated data from billions of data points collected daily from the more than one million vehicles equipped with Geotab telematics devices. Datasets are categorized 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, the company said.
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.