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KDDI, OYO and Toyota to cooperate on gathering data to realize disaster prevention and mitigation through the IoT

KDDI, OYO and Toyota Motor will establish an information support system for the government and local administrations as a measure against disasters using technologies in IoT and big data analysis. The companies agreed to carry out demonstrations with the aim of commercializing this system by 2019.

This system will bring together KDDI’s demographic movement data, OYO’s various data from disaster monitoring sensors, probe data obtained through Toyota’s connected cars, and publicized data, such as weather information, with the aim of creating all kinds of disaster prevention information.

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This system will enable local administrations to, for example, ascertain where the passable roads are, and allow the monitoring of extensive infrastructure in real time and during disasters or normal times. It will boost the accuracy and speed of decision-making in issuing evacuation warnings, regulating traffic, etc., ensuring safety in the daily lives of local residents.

This system will enable vehicles and smartphones to be used as mobile IoT sensors to complement data gathered through fixed sensors set up by the government and local administrations.

Merging and analyzing the various kinds of big data gathered through these new mobile IoT sensors will allow the establishment of an extensive infrastructure monitoring system during disasters as well as normal times. This will boost the accuracy and speed of decision-making by the government and local administrations by enabling the discovery of signs prior to disasters, on-site confirmation, implementing of disaster prevention measures (traffic regulation, evacuation warnings, etc.), on-site safety confirmation, and the lifting of regulations and warnings.

The companies will begin demonstration experiments in 2018, and aim for practical application of the system by 2019.

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