Esri Takes On Connected Car Market

Redlands-based GIS and mapping software developer Esri is dipping its toes into the connected car market, saying that it is showing off use in the connected car market at CES. Esri said on Tuesday that its mapping and spatial anlytics technology will be shown off at an automated driving demonstration in conjunction with Microsoft, NXP Semiconductors, IAV, Cubic Telecom, and Swiss Re. Esri said its mapping and spatial analytics technology talks with Microsoft Cortana, and is providing enterprise GIS platform services in Azure to better understand driver behavior, predict road conditions to improve traffic flow, and share connected car sensor data to "smart cities".