The newest Road Revolution: Car as a Service

Conference: AmE 2017 – Automotive meets Electronics - 8. GMM-Fachtagung
03/07/2017 - 03/08/2017 at Dortmund, Deutschland

Proceedings: GMM-Fb. 87: AmE 2017

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Pana, Cristian; Severi, Stefano; Abreu, Giuseppe (Jacobs University Bremen, Germany)
Raffero, Mattia; Dannheim, Clemens (Objective GmbH, Germany)

Since the invention of the first modern automobile, dated back in 1886 with the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, cars have experienced a continuous and endless evolution. This trend is still currently ongoing but, despite a tremendous technical improvement, during the last century cars have always been conceived as a means of transportation. Fast, reliable, efficient, ecological and even self-driving but the main purpose has always been transportation: now, with the arrival on the road of the Internet of Things (IoT), cars are next to a major conceptual revolution. This paper introduces in fact the concept of car as a service: it will offer a preliminary description of how sensors, actuators and radio-devices are going to transform these vehicles into a means to provide multiple services – not only transportation – both to the passengers and to the community, within the bigger framework of the Smart Cities.