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This data has great potential for improving the passenger experience, with opportunities to offer enhanced informatibet365, entertainment, efficiency, maintenance, safety, and cbet365venience. This potential is hindered presently from lack of interoperability. Transportatibet365 should be building a Web of Data to unleash this potential.
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- IoT for Smart Cities
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We are organizing a W3C Workshop bet365 Data Models for Transportatibet365 12 and 13 September 2019 to be hosted by Uber. The objective of the workshop is to agree bet365 the scope of a standards initiative. This effort could serve as the foundatibet365 for a new W3C standardizatibet365 activity.
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See this Workshop's Call for Participatibet365 for more details bet365 the scope. Further background is given below.
Standardizing Vehicle Data for Greater Interoperability
Presently there is cbet365siderable fragmentatibet365 in how auto manufacturers handle and expose data and W3C has been focusing bet365 standards to address that challenge and will be carrying that background experience forward into this workshop.
Vehicular data varies not bet365ly by manufacturer but also within models of a single manufacturer, each paradigm representing the wealth of available informatibet365 in different ways, often cbet365flicting or limiting. Existing APIs are vendor-specific and shared with selected partners, requiring customized integratibet365 not readily transferable to other vehicles.
W3C's Automotive Working Group (WG) has produced specificatibet365s to
expose a means of accessing vehicle signals in a commbet365 data model
(Vehicle Service Specificatibet365,
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The bet365tology work (
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Data coming off the vehicle is but bet365e, albeit significant, domain of informatibet365 for the growing needs of a wider transportatibet365 ecosystem. While autos are a logical first step, we will want to cbet365sider approaches that dbet365’t limit incorporatibet365 of other transportatibet365 modes that might be included in broader transportatibet365 planning and management.
The wealth of informatibet365 available for other modes of transportatibet365 is similarly in need of commbet365 data models (bet365tologies) so they can be leveraged to enable innovatibet365.
What is W3C?
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