DEMO: Distributed Mesh Computing in Tomorrow's Transportation System

September 9, 2015 • Blog Post • By HPE Matter Staff Writer

You've heard of connected cars; now see how adding massive memory and powerful analytics to sensors could make our transportation ecosystem safer and more efficient

 

Increasingly, sensors are embedded in everything around us our cars, phones and homes. But what happens to that data? Today, sensors collect and send data in the cloud, but often that data goes unused. In addition, many items do not have enterprise-grade security, which risks privacy issues and can leave infrastructure vulnerable to cyberattacks.

 

To address this, HP Labs is developing Distributed Mesh Computing (DMC), which turns the current model inside out. DMC is a computing architecture that adds intelligence to sensors, enabling them to turn raw data into useful intelligence and securely share it with other sensors and the cloud.

 

Here's how it works. DMC nodes are distributed throughout an environment, for example on cars, roads or emergency vehicles. By adding powerful but energy-efficient compute and storage, sensors can retain all their lifetime data and are able to analyze it in real time. Analytics results never any raw data can be shared across nodes to improve system performance while preserving privacy and minimizing security risks.

 

In this interactive demo, you can click on cars to add several types of nodes,including exhaust, tire and engine monitors. You can also click on roads to add nodes that track traffic patterns and sense severe weather. Play around to see how much you can reduce commute and emergency response times.

 

The future of sensor technology is almost at your fingertips, but this demo works best on a desktop computer.

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