In a world that offers virtual experiences, how will society change? Imagine a world in which VR (virtual reality) technology enhanced and improved reality in urban planning and building, product design, education and training, and beyond. Imagine how seamless VR-enabled telecommuting and telepresence capabilities could change the way cities operate—for instance, by redefining the need for physical transportation systems—or alter the way humans engage in cultural experiences like art and music? Imagining the possibilities of virtual reality and its partner in crime, AR (augmented reality), isn’t the hard part, unfortunately. The hard part is making it real on a grand scale.
Emerging markets such as Latin America stand to benefit from telematics technologies. Four of the top 10 most congested cities in the world are in Latin America, according the latest TomTom Traffic Index, compiled by TomTom, www.tomtom.com.
For all the talk about in-vehicle connectivity, it may seem as though the age of the connected car has already arrived. However, in some ways, society has barely scratched the surface of what will end up being a decades long, no-going-back-type of global transformation in connected transportation.
America needs a modern infrastructure that can support an IoT-connected world. As humans, we depend on our backbones to keep us upright in the literal sense of the word. Similarly, societies depend on their fundamental structures, systems, and facilities—