Kevin Fitchard:

IBM and French automaker Peugeot have started collaborating on the connected car. The companies announced this week that IBM will apply its data analytics to a variety of vehicle and transportation technologies, ranging from information collected from Peugeot’s in-vehicle sensors to networked traffic infrastructure.
 The idea is that it’s not just our cars that benefit from being connected; traffic lights, highway sensors and bridges can produce a tremendous amount of data, which can be coupled with information gleaned from smartphones and other sources to paint a precise picture of the road conditions, traffic congestion and even pedestrian activity on any given thoroughfare.