AGORA is an Open Connected Vehicle Platform and Home Building that handles the brokering of brand-independent data from the different IoT devices allowing Services Providers to create new B2B and B2C data-based products and services. AGORA offers a seamless and secure experience for sharing and monetising datasets that comes directly from connected vehicles owners riding worldwide or devices in smart buildings to cross-sectorial Data Consumers interested in accessing a harmonized vehicle and home datasets.
A large amount of continuously gathered data by road vehicles represents major big data-driven business potentials, not only for the automotive industry but also for cross-sectorial industries with interdisciplinary applications. With today’s proprietary approaches focusing on bringing services into vehicles and the applied ignorance of customer privacy concerns, this major business potential was still locked because the automotive industry was not yet able to establish an open service ecosystem equivalent to the ones in the smartphone industry.
AGORA data-marketplace connects Data Providers and Data Consumers for selling and acquiring Connected Vehicle and Home Building data under the standardised data model (CIDM). It offers a secure and privacy preserving experience when selling or buying sharing big data, by having the full control over your data shared, to whom and for what purposes.
AGORA offers to cross-sectorial Data Consumers, the possibility to search for more than 200 sensor signals, display advance visualisation representations (Histograms, Geo-Histograms, Time Series) and retrieve those datasets in a seamless experience thanks to the open SDK-API created.
AGORA functionalities include:
- A wide data catalogue and delivery of statistics for Service Providers.
- Discovery service of requested data and identification of data owners.
- Management of permissions (future smart contract provision service)• Secure and reliable end-to-end communication (from the cloud to the Service Providers).
- Transactions accounting.
- Enabled through an open interface.
AGORA offers to cross-sectorial Data Consumers to combine, integrate and analyse all data at once – regardless of source, type, size, or format – to generate the insights needed to address a wide range of end-users and customers’ needs and transform them into new business opportunities in the era of Data Economy.
Even though AGORA is targeted mainly to vehicles and home building information, it can be also an implemented in several environments such as smart health or smart energy.