Posts tagged "smartcity"

FAVORSENSE – Crowdsensing Solution From FAVORIOT

October 7th, 2017 Posted by PRODUCT, SMARTCITY 0 thoughts on “FAVORSENSE – Crowdsensing Solution From FAVORIOT”

There are three (3) basic steps in building smart cities:

  1. Digitize your infrastructure
  2. Build a real-time data platform
  3. Engage your community

Waze is a GPS-based geographical navigation application for smartphones with GPS support. Waze Ltd. was founded in 2008 in Israel by Uri Levine, software engineer Ehud Shabtai, and Amir Shinar. In June 2013 Google bought Waze for $1.1 billion, adding a social data aspect to its mapping business. Since November 2012, in monetizing its app, Waze offers resellers and advertisers a web interface to advertise based on locations where a small icon will appear in a particular place for an interested Wazer to engage with the ads.

However, with all the data that has been collected by Waze, I think it’s such a waste that the developers are unable to utilize them fully. Waze collected the data directly from the Wazers who willingly share their data to the cloud and in return will get the latest update about the best traffic routes and its alternatives etc.

Waze has captured Terabytes or Petabytes of mapping and real-time data from many major cities around the world. Why can’t we use these data to help the city municipals plan and build better roads to prevent the horrendous traffic jams faced by the public every day? Here are some of the data that Wazers have been willingly share:

  1. Traffic Jam level – moderate, heavy or standstill
  2. Police
  3. Accident – minor or major
  4. Hazard – on-road, shoulder or weather
  5. Camera – Speed, red light or fake
  6. Map issue
  7. Pave new roads (if there’s none on the map) – Waze will get the latest map when new roads are paved.
  8. Speed of vehicle
  9. Location of vehicle
  10. Photos of the destination

I believed the city/urban planners would love to have these data to help them accurately plan the city roads in the future. The public will have a better picture where to live and work. Housing estates will know how to price their property. Businesses will know where to strategically build their offices. In fact, there are many other benefits if we are able to use the Waze data. It’s such a waste if Google limit the Waze data for advertising only.

But there’s also an option. What if we can build a similar “Waze-like” application ourselves rather than depending on Google’s Waze? And later share these data to our developers?

FAVORIOT developed FAVORSENSE, a crowdsourcing solution using mobile app that collected information about city’s issues. Favorsense also provides backend solution that can handle all the issues.

Favorsense

Favorsense is a CrowdSensing platform that allows public and private parties to build better Communities and Cities.

Crowdsensing Management Platform (CMP) – Problem resolution backend system that eases the workflow in handling issues.

Field Force – The public, private or communities can join hands in resolving any problems.

Insights – Crowdsensing data are aggregated and decision making can be made based on the insights.

About the Author

Dr. Mazlan Abbas the Co-Founder of FAVORIOT Sdn Bhd. He is an IOT Evangelist and a Thought Leader. He received an award as 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders by World CSR 2017. He is ranked No. 20th Thought Leader in IOT by 2014 Onalytics Report – “The Internet of Things – Top 100 Thought Leaders”, ranked Top 10 in IoT Top 100 Influencers by Postscapes 2016/2017, ranked Top 100 in Smart Cities Top Experts by Agilience Authority Index May 2016. You can reach him on LinkedIn or Twitter. Check all his presentation slides HERE

How to Build Smart City Using Minimum Viable City (MVC) Approach

August 28th, 2017 Posted by BLOG, NEWS, SMARTCITY 0 thoughts on “How to Build Smart City Using Minimum Viable City (MVC) Approach”

The article appeared in APAC CIO Outlook magazine: Special Edition on IoT (September 2017 Issue). See – HTML version HERE. Digital Magzine Version – HERE.

UBI and ABCs of the Driver Using IOT

June 30th, 2017 Posted by BLOG, HOW-TO, SMARTCITY 0 thoughts on “UBI and ABCs of the Driver Using IOT”

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Introducing UBI in Malaysia

 

Following the libe­rali­sation of motor insurance tariffs set to take effect on July 1, the insurance companies are expected to take into account a motorist’s driving history to calculate their Premiums. This includes several factors such as the age of the driver, age of vehicle, gender of driver, driver’s claim records and traffic violations record. This mechanism of calculating the premium is called “Usage-Based Insurance” or UBI.

However, it will be more accurate in understanding their profile if the above factors are calculated with the actual driving behavior of the driver. One of the ways to capture their driving pattern is via Internet of Things (IoT) whereby sensors are embedded into the car or the using driver’s smartphones. Basically, we will be able to capture the ABC of the driver i.e. A – acceleration, B – braking and C – cornering.

There’s a company in Malaysia, Katsana, has launched a smartphone application called “DriveMark” (Download from iOS App Store). I have been using for nearly 2 weeks and you can see my driving pattern below.

How will it benefit consumers?

  1. Promote safe driving culture
  2. Low-risk drivers enjoy lower premiums
  3. More options to suit one’s needs
  4. Get to shop for the best coverage and value
  5. Competitive prices in the long term

It is a welcome news for the IoT industry in Malaysia. The move towards usage-based insurance will help to spur the growth of IoT with connected cars which in return will help to introduce other IoT applications and benefits other industries.

About the Author

Dr. Mazlan Abbas is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of FAVORIOT Sdn Bhd. He is an IOT Evangelist and a Thought Leader. He received an award as 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders by World CSR 2017. He is ranked No. 20th Thought Leader in IOT by 2014 Onalytics Report – “The Internet of Things – Top 100 Thought Leaders”, ranked Top 10 in IoT Top 100 Influencers by Postscapes 2016/2017, ranked Top 100 in Smart Cities Top Experts by Agilience Authority Index May 2016. He is also a Global Vision Board Member. You can reach him on LinkedIn or Twitter. Check all his presentation slides HERE.

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