Volvo single view of vehicle: Building a big data service from scratch in the automotive industry
Paper in proceedings, 2015
Big data analytics is a major trend affecting business today. Many organizations collect vast amounts of data simply to investigate if its market value can be identified. In this case study, we contribute a practical example of using the big data approach to create innovative services. We describe our work to identify and integrate data sources in order establish what data is available and who may benefit from it. We then show how we worked with users to communicate the vast possibilities created when many data sources are integrated, and participated in building a new big data service. Finally, we share a set of lessons we learned which can guide future big data inquiries. Our work was conducted in the context of the inspection, service, and sale of Volvo trucks, significantly aiding risk management for Volvo Used Trucks EMEA.