Taiwanese ThroughTek has announced its collaboration with a leading chipset provider and automotive manufacturing company in China to develop a low-power video surveillance solution for the connected car. The monitoring system became available last month in one model in China with others to follow shortly.
ThroughTek’s video surveillance technology is connected to a built-in camera within the vehicle, enabling auto manufacturers to easily plug-in IoT service offerings to improve the user experience. IoT services that may be implemented include:
- Live Monitoring with real-time video streaming for owners to remotely monitor their cars with a mobile app
- Video Recording to capture critical moments for playback at a later time
- Smart Alerts with live video to know what’s happening when an alarm is triggered
- Social Sharing of snapshots or video streams to assigned devices
- Over-the-Air software updates to improve or add functionality to in-vehicle apps
Austin Tu, Director of Business Development at ThroughTek said of the development that:
“With the rise of the connected car, automakers will need to work closely with solution providers to integrate non-traditional, advanced interconnected services. The integration of IoT solutions will ultimately help automakers gather real-time information and turn both driver and vehicle data into predictive models to enhance future safety and security features, while providing more convenience for drivers and passengers.”
ThroughTek, an IoT total solution provider is committed to the development of its Kalay Platform. With an extensive partnership for OEM/ODM, technology brands and integration support from over 180 different SOCs, ThroughTek’s Kalay Platform provides rapid deployment for a variety of devices. Complemented by modular features including video transmission, cloud recording, automation and data analytics, Kalay provides intelligent solutions for countless application environments, including surveillance, home automation, security systems, health care, smart retail, and smart building.