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Why CIOs Can't Ignore TaaS and Autonomous Car

By Auto Tech Outlook | Friday, September 06, 2019

CIOs should start thinking to leverage TaaS and autonomous vehicles in the transport sector, which will lead to an innovative way of working.

FREMONT, CA: In the present century, transformative transportation technologies are changing transportation into modern transportation. The industry is ready to switch to a modern business model called Transportation-as-a-Service (TaaS) from conventional Transportation-as-an-Asset model. Even transport wants to attain technology as its core. CIOs and their experts should pay urgent attention to bring TaaS to the transport sector.

Self-driving automobiles, smart cars, next-gen GPS devices, high-speed rail networks, and gyroscopic vehicles are leading the industry to the road to innovation. New transportation technologies are emerging to meet many challenges. Some of them are to get connected and autonomous vehicles, alternative fuels, keyless fleet management, and traffic analytics. Others are local zoning and planning policies that support transit-oriented development.

The significant benefits of implementing the TaaS model are listed below:

1. Less expensive:

Implementing the TaaS model will reduce cost because the whole infrastructure is hosted on the cloud. No need to invest in setting up servers, tools, or operating, which enables businesses to enjoy minimal expenditure than the existing models.

2. Better scalability:

TaaS environment allows testers to scale the applications quickly. The tools and applications that are accessible in the cloud platform can perform tasks like product testing, application efficiency, test features, and upgradation & instant loading capabilities. The infrastructure is available with the scalability of a distributed testing environment.

3. Free storage:

The users can easily store their valuable information and data in cloud storage. The warehouse is free, limitless, and secure, unlike the system.

4. Data centralization:

Data is centralized in the cloud storage; the centralized environment delivers unified working, eliminating duplication issues and rework. This model also promotes collaboration, as all the sources are hosted by a single platform.

5. Sharing ability: 

All the documents can be shared from anywhere and anytime without any hurdle. It provides round-the-clock access to servers, tools, and programs; this makes the work easier and faster.

6. Security:

The cloud platform is very much safe and secure to save your data and information. Auditing, passwords, and encryptions adequately protect the information.

TaaS can be utilized in the following manner to transform the industries:

TaaS can create a virtual workplace:

According to a recent report, transportation will get a new face by 2020-2030, which leave a positive impact on travelers. Nowadays, people spend so many hours sitting in the car while traveling. One has to drive a vehicle to many kilometers to reach a particular place, which is time-consuming and tiring. TaaS has the potential to change this situation. TaaS models can save humans from long driving hours and can free up the time used in driving. One can use that time for other activities such as sleeping, working, studying, etc.

Many manufacturers are on the path to bring the era for driverless or autonomous cars. These autonomous cars will serve as a workplace for many people. In the coming years, most of the people will demand vehicles equipped with the tools required to perform their work. These cars will fulfill the purpose of moving offices. To ensure uninterrupted connectivity in the car, the IT team can use TaaS technology to bring the most suited models.

TaaS and logistics:

Logistics is another branch of business which can’t be completed without transport. In some industries, logistics is a significant cost head. TaaS can enable a secure high-level platform for logistics, as human interference will be decreased. This system will become beneficial for the CIOs of business as collection, collation, management, and data access will be frictionless. The autonomous TaaS system will accelerate the flexibility in the flow of materials and goods as well as processes. 

TaaS and the IoT:

In autonomous cars, IoT will have a crucial role to play. These mobile and virtual workplaces are not as safe as the real workplaces; these mobile workplaces are considered to amplify the rate of risks. Here CIOs have to ensure a secure environment with the help of IoT. For seamless adoption of TaaS, the CIOs must check the connected cars security advancements by IoT.

TaaS and autonomous vehicles can become too easy-to-use tools to leverage business. CIOs should start taking measures to introduce and implement these two in the industry. It is the correct time for stakeholders to realize and determine the uses of TaaS and autonomous cars. TaaS will reign in the future soon, maybe by 2025 or 2050.

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