Welcome to a connected world where cities spontaneously adapt to the needs of people, cars talk to each other to avoid accidents, and planes keep passengers in constant touch with their lives on the ground below.
It’s true we already live in a fairly connected world, surrounded by smart devices of all kinds. But the full potential lies in the ability of these devices to seamlessly communicate with each other and respond to real-world events as they occur, making our lives easier, safer and more convenient.
The city of tomorrow is here today
In today’s smart city, integrated technology solutions like the Internet of Things, real-time analytics and smart phones work together to deliver information when people need it, like mobile alerts that a subway is pulling up to the platform, or guidance to the nearest open parking spot.
With Panasonic’s technology, city services like snow removal and waste management can also be carried out more efficiently. City centers can create and store their own energy, and direct it where needed. And first responders can access the vital data they need more quickly.
Moving toward seamless transportation
There’s nothing smart about sitting in traffic. Or being disconnected from our lives while in the sky. That’s why at Panasonic we’re pioneering how we get places. Our smart transportation innovations are helping our automotive and airline partners improve the travel experience in many ways – making it safer, faster and way more connected.
Innovations for the sky
From nose to tail, our integrated solutions for the avionics industry are assisting flight crews, passengers and ground personnel alike. Connecting on-board weather sensors to satellite data and flight operation services, we’re providing pilots with essential information to make on-the-fly routing decisions that save time and fuel, and plot a safer course.
In the cabin, inflight connectivity allows crew members to make passenger accommodations in real-time, process orders from anywhere inside, and provide custom services that leave a positive impression. And on the ground, maintenance crews can address issues proactively to keep flights on schedule, thanks to onboard diagnostic tools.
Smart thinking: Smarter cars + smarter highways
Along Highway I-70 in Colorado, our integrated software platform and connected roadway sensors have the potential to quadruple road capacity over the next few years while greatly reducing car accidents. Using our innovative onboard infotainment and vehicle-to-vehicle communication protocol, cars can now share information with each other and with roadway infrastructure, paving the way for autonomous vehicles that will take the guesswork out of driving.