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Big Data and Smart Connected Vehicles Enabling Maas Opportunities

Prashant Tiwari, PhD, MBA

Director, Intelligent Connected Systems (ICS) Division Toyota lnfoTechnology Center
Mountain View, CA, USA

Abstract

The transportation industry currently is undergoing a huge transition – estimated by some to be the biggest transformation in its history – driven by Mobility as a Service (MaaS) opportunities and integrated connectivity revolution. Vehicles increasingly are being equipped with embedded connectivity to the extent that more than 150 million connected car shipments are expected in 2020. Analysts indicate that connected car capabilities already influence 6 out of 10 vehicle purchases, giving vehicle manufacturers the ability to open new revenue streams, diversify core activities, and improve profit margins by selling software and connected services. Processing the big data from connected vehicles is one of the big challenges all automakers are currently. But these challenges also provide opportunities to build hyper connected cyber-physical systems (also called Digital Twin) with several interesting use cases like personalized intelligent driving and smart traffic management. With this revolution Toyota is committed to transform from a car company to a mobility company with already huge investments in connected vehicles, automated vehicles and smart city initiatives. This seminar will also cover some of those initiatives.

Biographical Profile

Dr. Prashant Tiwari is GM & Executive Director of Intelligent Connected Systems (ICS) Division at Toyota lnfoTech Labs, Mountain View, CA. Dr. Tiwari’s Division is responsible for performing applied research for future connected technologies with focus on car-to-car, car-to-edge and car-to-cloud connectivity on an end-to-end basis and building Toyota’s next generation mobility service platform and edge computing capability. Dr. Tiwari holds MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business, PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Masters from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Dr. Tiwari has published several papers and filed several patents and also highly active in Automotive Edge Computing Consortium (AECC) and SAE. Prior to joining Toyota, Dr. Tiwari held several leadership positions of increasing responsibilities at GE & UTC. In his last role with GE, Dr. Tiwari served as Senior Director at GE Aviation Digital. Prior to joining Toyota, Dr. Tiwari held Executive position and led the Embedded Systems & Integrated Project Teams for UTC Aerospace Systems.

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