LONDON, UK AND SAN FRANCISCO – 26 NOVEMBER 2019 – Databricks, the leader in unified data analytics, today announced a new customer, wejo Ltd, the mobility data ecosystem pioneer. wejo will use Databricks’ Unified Data Analytics Platform to empower data-driven decisions throughout the lifecycle of data ingestion, engineering, data science and business analytics. wejo can now more effectively meet the growing data challenges resulting from the increase of connected vehicles and deliver data-driven insights demanded by car manufacturers, mobility service providers, and other public or private sector organisations.
wejo organises historical and real-time vehicle data to deliver insights that significantly improve the road experience of drivers, owners and riders. To date, wejo has curated over 140 billion miles of data and expects to have 17 million cars on its platform by the end of the year. It processes more than 15 billion data points every day and counting. In the UK, 98% of all new vehicles registered will be connected by 2025 and by 2023 worldwide sales of connected cars will reach 72.5 million units or almost 69% of all passenger vehicles sold, up from 24 million units in 2015. The global connected vehicle market was valued at $63 billion in 2017, and is forecast to increase to $225 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 17.1% from 2018 to 2025.
David Wyatt, Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Databricks, said: “Delivering world-class mobility services, wejo has to overcome multiple challenges caused by the sheer volume and complexity of the data it receives. The data generated by connected vehicles has so much potential to make roads safer, reduce traffic congestion and enhance road users’ experiences. wejo is a true pioneer in the rapidly developing connected vehicle arena and we are proud to be helping them process data and deliver even richer data intelligence.”
Steve Pimblett, Chief Information & Data Officer of wejo, said: “Vehicle data, and how it is captured, analysed and utilised for the benefits of drivers, is fundamental to the future success of our business. The volume of data we are receiving will continue to grow exponentially due to the expected rise in the number of connected vehicles on the road. Databricks’ platform enables us to accelerate data-driven innovation across our organisation.”
wejo is creating a mobility data ecosystem to transform the way we live, work and travel. We partner with automotive manufacturers to organise the rich streams of data from connected vehicles. We process, normalise and enhance this data, making it simple and safe to access. This data is licenced to ethical, like-minded businesses – from traffic analysts to parking app developers, smart city planners to governments – who share our goal of making traffic congestion, pollution and road incidents a thing of the past. wejo will have 17 million cars on its platform by the end of the year, providing unrivalled insights on traffic, journey times, driving trends and behaviours.
wejo employs more than 200 people and has offices in Tattenhall and Manchester in the UK, in San Jose, California and Austin, Texas.
For more information and images please visit: https://www.wejo.com/press/wejo-launch
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