DEAL­ING WITH DIS­AS­TERS

A dis­as­ter man­age­ment sys­tem us­ing big-data anal­y­sis and the In­ter­net of Things is be­ing es­tab­lished with Toy­ota’s help

Toyota Connect/Lexus Life - - TOYOTA CONNECT -

Probe data ob­tained from Toy­ota’s con­nected cars, such as in­for­ma­tion on out­side air tem­per­a­ture and vi­su­als of the state of traf­fic, will be com­bined with de­mo­graphic move­ment data, weather in­for­ma­tion and data from dis­as­ter mon­i­tor­ing sen­sors to en­able local au­thor­i­ties to mon­i­tor ex­ten­sive in­fra­struc­ture in real time. This will help them as­cer­tain things like where pass­able roads are to boost the ac­cu­racy and speed of evac­u­a­tion warn­ings, traf­fic con­trol and en­sur­ing the safety of res­i­dents. The sys­tem will also al­low smart­phones to be used as mo­bile sen­sors to en­hance the data-gather­ing.

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