I can’t believe that nearly two weeks have passed since I took part in the Smart IoT Mobility System launch event that we held together with Japan Taxi in Tokyo. How time flies when you are buried in work, er, enjoying yourself!
The launch of this system was a proud moment for us because it gave us an opportunity to showcase the painstaking behind-the-scenes work that our engineers do to customize our systems in order to make sure that they meet the exact requirements of the scenarios they will be used in.
As you can see from these two slides, in-vehicle system applications are particularly complex because of the need to meet specific operating requirements such as voltage, temperature range, shock and vibration, wireless connectivity, and convenient display integration. When you add in the development of new features such as ignition-controlled quick boot and GPS location tuning for better navigation as well, you have quite a list of customizations that our engineering team needed to make ensure that the system was finally fit for the road!
Achieving this goal required very close communication and collaboration with Japan Taxi through a process of a co-creation in which our two companies shared our respective domain knowledge to optimize the system to meet both current and future needs. As the technology that is packed into vehicles becomes ever more complex, synergistic co-creation models that harness the technical, operational, and market expertise of each partner will become an increasingly critical element in ensuring the successful design, development, and deployment of next-generation smart systems.