What is AWS IoT FleetWise? - AWS IoT FleetWise

What is AWS IoT FleetWise?

AWS IoT FleetWise is in preview release and is subject to change. We recommend that you use the service only with test data, and not in production environments.

While AWS IoT FleetWise is in preview, you must download the preview AWS SDK and AWS CLI to use the API operations for this service. These API operations aren't available in the public AWS SDK or AWS CLI. For more information, see Preview AWS CLI and AWS SDKs.

AWS IoT FleetWise is a managed service that you can use to collect, transform, and transfer vehicle data to the cloud in near-real time. With AWS IoT FleetWise, you can easily collect and organize data from vehicles that use different protocols and data formats. AWS IoT FleetWise helps to transform low-level messages into human-readable values and standardize the data format in the cloud for data analyses. You can also define data collection schemes to control what data to collect in vehicles and when to transfer it to the cloud.

After your vehicle data arrives in the cloud, you can use it for use cases like remotely diagnosing issues in individual vehicles, analyzing vehicle fleet health to help prevent potential recalls or safety issues, and using analytics and machine learning to improve advanced technologies like autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance systems.

The following diagram shows the basic architecture of AWS IoT FleetWise.


   Architecture of AWS IoT FleetWise

Benefits

The key benefits of AWS IoT FleetWise are:

Easily access standardized, fleet-wide data

Access the unique data format of any vehicle, structure it, and make it understandable without having to develop a custom system. With an aggregated data structure, you can easily access fleet-wide insights and identify trends while using your cloud-based applications and services.

Reduce costs by transferring vehicle data to the cloud more efficiently

Define data collection schemes to transfer only high-value data signals to the cloud. This helps keep costs low and gives access to more useful data. With AWS IoT FleetWise, you can reduce the amount of data transferred to the cloud from vehicles.

Detect and mitigate issues faster by surfacing vehicle health data in near-real time

Surface selected data about widespread vehicle quality issues and take corrective action quickly, such as notifying the manufacturing group to help mitigate further spread. To detect problems early on, you can reduce service and warranty costs, help avoid large recalls, and maintain customer trust.

Improve customer experience by remotely diagnosing problems in near-real time

Provide customers remote assistance if something is wrong with their vehicle. Use data from AWS IoT FleetWise to diagnose issues in near-real time. Then, help the customer with a simple fix at home, or work with a dealer to order parts and schedule a service appointment. You can use the collected information to continually improve the experience.

Use cases

The use cases of AWS IoT FleetWise are:

Train computer vision models

Train autonomous vehicles (AVs) and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) by using AWS IoT FleetWise to collect camera data from a fleet of vehicles.

Protect against warranty claims and recalls

Use near-real time data to proactively detect fleet-wide quality issues and take action.

Improve EV range estimates

Collect crowd-sourced environmental data, such as weather and driving conditions, from other nearby vehicles and use it to improve electric vehicle (EV) battery range estimates for drivers in near-real time.

Near-real time hazard detection

Help drivers avoid hazardous road conditions, such as ice or stranded vehicles, by using crowd-sourced data from nearby vehicles to detect road conditions in near-real time.

Are you new to AWS IoT FleetWise?

If you're a first-time user of AWS IoT FleetWise, we recommend that you begin by reading the following sections:

Accessing AWS IoT FleetWise

You can use the AWS IoT FleetWise console or API to access AWS IoT FleetWise.

Note

The AWS IoT FleetWise console currently supports creating vehicle models and decoder manifests only.

Pricing for AWS IoT FleetWise

You pay for vehicles that you created in AWS IoT FleetWise at the end of each month. You also pay for messages that you collect from vehicles. For current information about pricing, see the AWS IoT FleetWise Pricing page.

AWS IoT FleetWise integrates with the following AWS services to improve the availability and scalability of your cloud solutions.

  • AWS IoT Core – Register and control AWS IoT devices that upload vehicle data to AWS IoT FleetWise. For more information, see What is AWS IoT in the AWS IoT Developer Guide.

  • Amazon Timestream – Use a time series database to store and analyze your vehicle data. For more information. see What is Amazon Timestream in the Amazon Timestream Developer Guides.