Vehicles that connect with drivers as well as the road

Vehicles that connect with drivers as well as the road

Navigate concept to operation by leveraging data to build new business models, identify ways to engage existing and new partners and fundamentally change the customer experience using the IBM Watson IoT™ Platform

Gartner predicts there will be 250 million connected vehicles on the road by 2020*

* Gartner Research. “Gartner Says By 2020, a Quarter Billion Connected Vehicles Will Enable New In-Vehicle Services and Automated Driving Capabilities.” January 2015.

With IBM Watson IoT, you can:

Speed the delivery of new in-vehicle services, monitor driver behavior and manage fleet operations

Develop in-vehicle services

Enable rapid improvements and updates using engineering insights, verification and strategic reuse. Streamline systems development and develop new revenue streams with in-vehicle services and rapid software updates.

Streamline manufacturing

Use streaming IoT data to uncover insights that help you better understand equipment health. Gain real-time visibility into manufacturing and supply chain processes; and monitor overall plant performance, product quality and vehicle safety issues to mitigate or avoid costly product recalls.

Optimize fleet operations

Modernize systems development and develop new revenue streams with in-vehicle services and rapid software updates

Simplify maintenance

Maintaining the overall health of a vehicle is critical to keeping it on the road. The connected vehicle can deliver warnings for routine maintenance issues while monitoring driving behavior and patterns for insights that enable proactive maintenance.


Transform the experience

Intelligent in-vehicle capabilities can transform engagement with drivers and redefine value for consumers. The IoT can help develop new services for an integrated customer experience and transform cars into their own unique digital concierge.

Solutions for the vehicles IoT zone


Link drivers and their cars with the road to improve the driving experience

Enterprise asset management

Gain insights from IoT to extend the useful life of equipment and assets. Improve labor utilization, reduce inventory and find the optimum balance between maintenance and operations.

Product development

Employ continuous engineering principles to deliver smart, connected products and systems so you can innovate in the face of complexity

Learn how leading auto companies are using IoT and cognitive

BMW drives into the future

A BMW research team at the Watson IoT headquarters works to add cognitive intelligence to vehicles to enhance the driving experience

The connected, cognitive vehicle hits the road

Applying cognitive computing to data, Watson IoT is paving a new path for automotive development, the driving experience and the industry’s connection to drivers

Client success


Honda R&D

Improves R&D and operations with new insights from engineering data


Goes beyond truck manufacturing by using vehicle and other IoT data to cut fuel costs and improve safety for drivers and fleet planners

Mahindra & Mahindra

Satisfies consumer demand for increasingly innovative and sophisticated vehicles



Transforming automotive and the connected vehicle with cognitive IoT

What is cognitive IoT? Why does it matter? And how do you get started?

Predictive maintenance analytics helps reduce repair needs

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