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Connected vehicle survey
We would like your feedback on how we can help you reduce your R&D complexity, cost, and timeframes by building digital tools to help deploy, test, and review solutions for in-vehicle trials.
Eloy is a connected vehicle mobile app with supporting software, that aims to improve in-vehicle decision making for drivers and occupants.
However, we cannot do this alone and we believe it is through collaboration that the best connected services will be delivered faster and to more people. We ran numerous trials in 2021 and this has motivated Eloy to think much more broadly about how we can improve the way connected vehicle solutions progress through the research and development phases.
One of the ways we want to do this is to build a connected vehicle platform that allows organizations to design and test their solutions faster and more cost effectively using our mobile app and technology.
Examples of our work
RAC Veteran Car Run
Three veteran cars built at the turn of the 20th century have travelled from London to Brighton while using the latest in connected technology in what is believed to be the world’s first connected veteran car event.
The 1903 Daimler, 1901 Mors and 1900 Daimler were among the 350 cars which marked the 125th anniversary of the first Emancipation Run, by travelling the 60 miles from Hyde Park in London to Brighton’s seafront on Sunday 7 November.
In-Vehicle Signage Trials
A new system that replicates the information shown on electronic road-side signs direct to drivers inside their vehicles is being trialled in the UK after being developed by innovator group Eloy.
The system, which delivers the information onto dashboard screens or mobile devices next to drivers follows a collaboration between Eloy, Andy Graham, from White Willow Consulting, and George Brown from KL Systems. It also allows virtual signs that mirror the format of the roadside displays to be broadcast anywhere.
How Eloy works
We have 3 core components that make up our connected vehicle platform:
- The app that works as an onboard unit (OBU), either as a standalone mobile or integrated into the car infotainment system via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
- The back-end, which includes our database and intelligent platform to select how and when features and options are presented in the app.
- The data, which is accessed via subscription to our APIs. This allows us to share data with other organizations and can include information collected via the app.
On top of this we have built a set of tools that can be used together or separately to create connected vehicle services.
|Online maps and data entry||Plot a fixed route to help with information and redirection around traffic incidents|
|API subscription||Track vehicles and events that occur within the app|
|Sat nav override||Build a bespoke route for a driving tour, communicate with holidaymakers, and share localized information|
|Information to the vehicle||Display information about EV charging points based on geolocation|
|Information from the vehicle||Allow drivers to share information, such as road conditions, hazards, and incidents on the road|
Connected vehicle services survey
This survey is funded by the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund.
To help us understand how we can help you develop connected vehicle services, please fill in the short questionnaire below.
Please submit your answers by the 28th January 2022.
If you would like to receive the results, please enter your email address at the end of the survey.
All answers will be anonymised.