How Connected Vehicles Are Driving Smarter Solutions for Cities

California is among numerous states and cities around the world utilizing telematics not only to optimize fleet operations but also provide regional governments with unprecedented access to a leading-edge computing and analytics platform that can put connected vehicle data to use within a myriad of smart city and smart state initiatives — making them even smarter. In addition to improving road safety, traffic flow and parking efficiency, data collected from roaming fleets — both public or private — assists in monitoring external factors such as weather conditions, identifying hazards and predicting traffic patterns, as well as planning electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, including optimal locations for charging stations.