The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Concept Department
The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Security Overkill
The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Passwords

Gartner’s Projections On The Car And The Cloud Point To A Future Of Surprises

Gartner’s Projections on the Car and the Cloud Point to a Future of Surprises

Before Gartner offered its predictions for the cloud and IT sectors towards the end of 2012, the firm had already placed forecasts for the auto industry at the beginning of the same year. The most significant of these was that by December, the sales of electric vehicles across the US, would have reached a hundred thousand. The prediction would make this a potential hike from the eighteen thousand that customers purchased in the preceding year.

The most significant influences for this are twofold:

  • Emergence of competitive brands.
  • Lowering of vehicle costs and possible slicing of battery costs due to hybrid tech.

There are competitive brands that have entered with much ado into the cloud. Besides improving their models’ vehicular designs, they are also transforming their infotainment dispensations. These, luckily enough for enthusiasts, have managed to cling to the electric vehicle niche, thus helping to slash the cost. There is a car maker that began its offerings at a mere $29,120, which represented a sheer six thousand-dollar cut from what its rivals were offering at the time.

Because they come from prime assembly brands, the vehicle hybrids systems are made more intelligent by the cloud. For example, those that rely on plug-ins can always forewarn the driver and communicate with recharging terminals where and when to stop. This is deemed to prevent congestion or extinguishing of residential mains. Otherwise, they will be relying on battery backup when there is a shortage of power over the main.

Other beneficiaries are tech giants that retail batteries. Gartner did not give a guideline on whether they would slash their costs to align with reduction in vehicle prices. Be it as it may, the firm foresees a rise of these kinds of vehicles in the US, by 2015, to number a million. In china, the trend is towards what they term as eco-friendly automotives. They aim, by the help of the cloud and other technologies, to realize the goal of having five hundred thousand vehicles of such design at the same period as that of the US. Still, this might be difficult because certain urban centers are restricting the emergence of more automobiles into their jurisdictions to reduce the yearly jams on the roads. Perhaps they should tap into cloud computing to help monitor traffic situations where each driver connects to another in different streets.

Directly or indirectly, the cloud may have an influence on the way the world makes electric cars increase on the roads. As the research costs reduce due to available resources online, it will now be possible to purchase autos that are excessively low in the buying price in comparison with how they used to cost in years gone. The fact that a vehicle enjoying the same technology can have a six thousand-dollar deficit in retail value can only be explicable in the sense of the integration of technology to make testing and experimentation, before building a product, almost free. With more brands going into what appeared to be impossible, years ago, it is easy to say that cars are the next movers of IT-surprise analysts are watching with all eyes and arms open.

By John Omwamba

John

John posses over five years experience in professional writing; with special interests in business, technology and general media. Driven by passion and 'glowing' enthusiasm, he has covered topics cutting across diverse industries with key target audiences including corporates, marketing executives, researchers and global business leaders. John currently freelances for CloudTweaks as a frequent writer.

Latest posts by John (see all)

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

Support

Recent

Beyond Gaming: Three Practical Applications For Oculus Rift

Beyond Gaming: Three Practical Applications For Oculus Rift

Three Practical Applications For Oculus Rift  Since the announcement of the Oculus Rift in 2012 gamers and game developers alike have been frenzied trying to both get their hands on the unit or build their own proprietary VR machine. The VR gold rush has since lead to the announcement of Project Morpheus from Sony and…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Due Diligence

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Due Diligence

By David Fletcher Please support our comics by sharing, licensing or visiting our cloud sponsors (Below). Your support goes a long way in allowing us to continue to produce our lighthearted comics each week.   About Latest Posts JohnJohn posses over five years experience in professional writing; with special interests in business, technology and general…

Popular

Five Cloud Questions Every CIO Needs To Know How To Answer

Five Cloud Questions Every CIO Needs To Know How To Answer

The Hot Seat Five cloud questions every CIO needs to know how to answer The cloud is a powerful thing, but here in the CloudTweaks community, we already know that. The challenge we have is validating the value it brings to today’s enterprise. Below, let’s review five questions we need to be ready to address…

PaaS vs Docker – why is it such a heated debate?

PaaS vs Docker – why is it such a heated debate?

PaaS vs Docker Docker started as just a software container on top of a Linux operating system which seemed like a simple optimization for a fat hypervisor. Its disruptive force however comes from the fact that it does force us to rethink many of the layers of the cloud stack. Starting from the way we…

5 Ways CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears

5 Ways CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears

5 Ways CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears  CIOs are tired of hearing about cloud computing concerns. They’ve spent years reading about how cloud resources are subject to risks, and wonder – what can they do to help people trust the cloud?  The truth is that despite being a hot issue for years, the topic of…

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us to Do Better The cloud has made our working lives easier, with everything from virtually unlimited email storage to access-from-anywhere enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. It’s no wonder the 2013 cloud computing research IDG survey revealed at least 84 percent of the companies surveyed run at least one cloud-based application.…

Cloud Infographic – The Internet Of Things In 2020

Cloud Infographic – The Internet Of Things In 2020

The Internet Of Things In 2020 The growing interest in the Internet of Things is amongst us and there is much discussion. Attached is an archived but still relevant infographic by Intel which has produced a memorizing snapshot at how the number of connected devices have exploded since the birth of the Internet and PC.…

Sponsored Posts

Skin Based Technology – The Intelligent Tattoo

Skin Based Technology – The Intelligent Tattoo

The Intelligent Tattoo I’ve got you under my skin: the rise of the intelligent tattoo As the Internet of Everything expands its reach to embrace many new areas of life, the race continues to develop more robust and accessible tools. Wearables are being whittled down from clunky watches to smart clothes and wrist bands, but…

Cloud Logo Sponsors

hp Logo CityCloud-PoweredByOpenstack-Bluesquare_logo_100x100-01
cisco_logo_100x100 vmware citrix100
Site 24x7


Contributor Spotlight

Established in 2009, CloudTweaks is recognized as one of the leading influencers in cloud computing, big data and internet of things (IoT) information. Our goal is to continue to build our growing information portal, by providing the best in-depth articles, interviews, event listings, whitepapers, infographics and much more.

Branded Content Programs

Advertising