An Example: Smart Cars

How - An example: Smart cars

Imagine that everyone and everything can interact in meaningful ways simultaneously. Even though such prospects could appear frightful, when everyone and everything is facilitated with the ability to control engagement in a hyperconnected world, such interaction can be safe, with almost infinite possibilities.

For imagination's sake, let's start with an example of a smart car. The car can be considered an entity on an internet, co-existing with other entities. Such other entities can be the engine of the car, the battery of the car, the driver, its passengers, a smart highway, smart traffic lights, other smart cars (in its vicinity), insurance companies, the car manufacturer, a lease company that leases the car, fiscal authorities, supervisory authorities, etcetera.


One of the core challenges for a well functioning 'internet of entities' is to get to a common understanding among the entities. 1LANGUAGE is a common open data language, with data definitions that are structured with contextual precision and translations in many languages that facilitate such common understanding.

Imagine our example of the smart car and consider something as simple as the concept 'speed'. Without knowing the context, speed could refer to the actual speed of the car on the highway, but it could also be the car's maximum speed, average speed over a period or voyage, etc. Speed could be measured in kilometers per hour, miles per hour, rotations per minute or something else. Speed could also relate to the engine speed or wheel speed. Speed could relate to the speed of surrounding cars (other entities). To understand “speed in relation to a car”, context is everything.

1LANGUAGE can be considered a meta-language that contains some 'supergrammar' rules for enriching data and information with precision context. When followed, meaning can interact with other meaning, regardless the language it is defined in.

1LANGUAGE aims to be a common open data language that is available and accessible to all, just like traditional languages such as French or Swahili.