Storage Almost Full: Driverless Cars Create Data Crunch

Driverless cars, as well as the advanced driver-assistance systems preceding their rollout, promise new levels of transportation freedom and safety, but experts warn they also could create a crippling data crunch from the massive amounts of information generated during development and deployment.
“The work that is being done by the larger OEMs is unprecedented in this industry, in terms of the amount of data it is generating,” says Varun Chhabra, senior director-product marketing at Dell EMC. “Some of these figures are just staggering.”
For example, Twitter’s 270 million users produce about 100 GB of data per day. A single autonomous test vehicle produces about 30 TB per day, which is 3,000 times the scope of Twitter’s daily data.