Ministry of Industry and Technology, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry General Directorate of Meteorology and Turkey Automobile Enterprise Group (TOGG), meteorological data and information sharing and co-signed a protocol on the use.
At the signing ceremony held in Informatics Valley, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Dr. Bekir Pakdemirli, Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank, TOGG Chairman Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, Meteorology General Manager Volkan Mutlu Coşkun and TOGG CEO M. Gürcan Karakaş.
Speaking at the ceremony, TOBB Chairman Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu and TOGG Board, said Turkey's almost exactly a century-old dream of the car in less than 2 years remain, he said that the superstructure of Gemlik completed in a short time.
Stating that the works were carried out without slowing down despite the epidemic, Hisarcıklıoğlu stated that they are gradually approaching the day when the first vehicle will land from the band.
Hisarcıklıoğlu noted that while designing the business model at TOGG, they put data and data processing, the most valuable resource of the 21st century and possibly the next centuries, at the center, continued his words as follows:
“TOGG will process any data that can be interpreted, as the future requires, and use it to improve its technology and ecosystem. Today we are actually laying down a concrete example of this. The data produced with this protocol we made with our Meteorology General Directorate will be mutually shared. Meteorology will transmit the warnings and data it collects instantly from every corner of the country to TOGG. Smart and connected TOGG vehicles will also instantly transfer the data generated by their sensors to MGM. A beneficial ecosystem will be created here. "
Hisarcıklıoğlu stated that, thanks to the cooperation, TOGG will provide the data it receives to its users as comfort and security, improve the user experience, and also stated that TOGG vehicles will actually be mobile meteorological observation systems.
Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank
Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank, Turkey is not a critical technology market, which is the mark of a manufacturer to make the vision said that tOGGer great excitement Turkey.
Now that Turkey, the larger the steps to become a member of a top league of technology in all areas of production Varank stressed, "We are determined to keep Turkey's route to R & D and innovation. We never accept artificial agendas. Here, big and visionary projects such as TOGG feed and grow the technology ecosystem of our country. TOGG is in close cooperation with local suppliers that will be involved in the production process, from software to mechanical parts. Even startups, which are the first in the world in terms of their work, can contribute to this process. " he spoke.
Reminding that the TOGG project is more of a smart life technology than an automobile, Varank said, “It also opens the door to all kinds of new ideas and initiatives in the field of innovation. In this sense TOGG, it is leading in the mobility ecosystem in Turkey. Today, we are signing a concrete cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. With today's protocol, it becomes possible to share meteorological data between TOGG and our General Directorate of Meteorology. It should be underlined that these signatures have more important meanings than simply sharing meteorological information. The collaboration of TOGG-General Directorate of Meteorology will be a pioneering step in our mobility ecosystem. " said.
Ministers Varank, signed protocols to tOGGer Meteorological utilizing the data of the Directorate General expressed Turkey will be increased comfort and safety of cars, will not only inform only the driver of the data, the artificial intelligence technology thanks to car applications, said self-optimizing would be.
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli stated that MGM data will be instantly transmitted to TOGG vehicles along the route.
Agriculture and Forestry Minister Pakdemirli, Turkey in the last 18 years, defense, automotive, stated that great progress in agriculture and industry.
Pakdemirli TOGG indicating that the mention of an e-tool is spoken, "was able to take the necessary initiatives in an area where Turkey is the world giants. In the 21st century, we have embarked on a technological journey that will suit our country. " said.
Pakdemirli, environmentally friendly vehicle; Stating that it is not a car but a computer on a wheel, “As the Ministry, we thought, 'What kind of contribution can we make here? We said to 'TOGG' that 'we can take a serious initiative on the part of meteorology and we can contribute in this field'. The negotiations that started recently resulted in this union. " he spoke.
Referring to the contributions of the signed protocol to the vehicle and the driver, Pakdemirli said: “From meteorological information such as icing and rain where you will go, to route suggestions and the operation of the headlights, wipers and air conditioning, it will actually help the vehicle very seriously. However, we expect a result that will increase the comfort of the vehicle user. For example, let's imagine that we went to Şanlıurfa from Kocaeli. We need to prepare our luggage according to the weather of Şanlıurfa. We will be able to get information about this from the vehicle. Our possible route will pass through 5 different regions and 9 provinces. It will give us information such as 'don't go there, this route is more convenient, there is snowing here' according to the weather conditions. "
Pakdemirli stated that even suggestions regarding what the person should wear will be presented to the user.
While referring to the story of the domestic vehicle, Pakdemirli stated that the light was seen at the end of the tunnel and that he, as a potential TOGG customer candidate, was excited to see the vehicle on the roads.
Pakdemirli stating that Turkey has taken an important initiative TOGG with the world in an area that does not have the huge, thanked everyone who contributed to domestic vehicles.
Contact Gürcan directly
In his presentation at the meeting, TOGG Senior Manager (CEO) Gürcan Karakaş reminded that they defined TOGG as "More than an automobile" and Gemlik Facilities as "More than a factory".
Stating that they have expressed at every opportunity that they set out to create a mobility ecosystem around the TOGG core, Karakaş stated that the agreement with the General Directorate of Meteorology is one of the important steps taken towards this goal.
Drawing attention to the fact that the instant data obtained through the scientific studies of the General Directorate of Meteorology will turn into information providing security and comfort for TOGG users, Karakaş said, “First of all, instant and sensitive data is of great importance. This has benefits for both the driver and the vehicle. It is important for security to have the most sensitive data at its location instantly, and to suggest routes beyond the information to be made along the target route. " said.
Karakaş said: “For example, instant and local natural events such as rain, snow, fog or flood will be immediately reported to the vehicle and driver, and measures that increase driving and road safety such as route changes and speed adjustments can be taken. Or, the meteorological information to be obtained from the moving TOGG vehicles can be transmitted instantly to those living in that region or who will go to that region, preventing them from being adversely affected by climatic changes. Allowing the transformation of suppliers and the inclusion of startups in the mobility ecosystem, TOGG is also a pioneer in our country in transforming data into comfort and security. "
Meteorology General Manager Coşkun
Meteorology General Manager Volkan Mutlu Coşkun stated that they aim to create added value with the information they will provide to the smart living platform of the domestic car and said that they monitor the atmosphere 2 hours a day through 47 automatic meteorological observation stations spread across the country.
Coşkun said, "Our citizens will be able to instantly see information about air temperature, wind direction, wind speed and rainfall from the meteorology observation station at the closest point to their location while traveling with our domestic car." said.
Coşkun stated that many meteorological information and weather forecast information will be available along the travel planning route, and that they will contribute to driving comfort with the risk assessment to be made.
Meteorological data sharing will pave the way for new technologies and services
According to this agreement, which will set an example worldwide; The electronic interface of TOGG, called the smart living platform, will be integrated with products such as observation, weather forecast, road forecast system and Meteo Alert to be provided by MGM. Data sharing between TOGG and the General Directorate of Meteorology will take place with the authorization of TOGG by the Ministry of Industry and Technology.
Thanks to the applications to be implemented under three headings: Applications for Driver, In-Vehicle Applications and Use of Sensor Data from the Vehicle, and the targeted added value will enable the development of new technologies and services.
Under the agreement; While it is planned to use data from MGM for weather forecast display, safe route calculation and adaptive range calculation in TOGG cars, the Highways Weather Forecast System (KHST) developed by the General Directorate of Meteorology will be integrated into the TOGG Smart Life Platform.
What will MGM and TOGG cooperation bring?
Driver Applications; Display of instant weather observations, Presentation of hourly forecasts and meteorological warnings, Providing weather information at the destination and along the route, Route suggestions to the driver according to weather conditions, Risk assessment and appropriate clothing recommendations according to meteorological warnings along the route and Weather and forecast presentation at vehicle charging stations driver information system.
In-Vehicle Applications; Sharing the instant and predicted meteorological situation on the driving route with TOGG users, optimizing the power consumption of systems such as headlights, wiper, air conditioning thanks to the data to be transferred to TOGG, and contributing to more accurate range estimation by predicting the additional energy consumption of the main consumers powered by the battery due to meteorological events .
Using Sensor Data to be Taken from the Vehicle; Wiper, ABS, ESP, speed, fog light usage, temperature etc. Receiving data from sensors, transferring them to MGM database and evaluating data in instant status notifications.