In this day and age, we live under surveillance. Most of our day to day operations are tracked in some way or another: the websites we visit, the money we spend, and the way we drive. The Department of Transportation monitor the streets to ensure the roads are in good driving condition and stop lights are operating efficiently. But what else could this type of surveillance be useful for?
“[Driver-generated data] is much more powerful when it’s integrated with contextual data, coming from around the vehicle,” Tarantino says. “What was the condition around the vehicle when the event happened? Weather information, geographical information, but also city data—there’s so [much] additional information, like traffic lights, new road conditions—that can be integrated.”