Thanks to laptops and smartphones, human beings are able to stay connected to the Internet more often that ever before, but yet there are still some notable dead spots, particularly in cars, buses, and trains. Anyone with a daily commute can speak to lapses in coverage on the subway or when going through a tunnel.
But the Internet of Things is looking to change all that and keep people connected at every moment of every day. Connected cars, buses, trains, and even planes will allow people to have a stable Internet connection at almost all times.
And the transformation won’t stop there, as the IoT will make transportation itself more efficient and help us get from place to place more quickly.
A new term called as “Internet of Transportation” has been coined and it will create the new era of connected transportation and change how we travel.
With Internet of Transportation assets we can:
- Reduce congestion by monitoring and controlling traffic lights.
- Send alerts to drivers and emergency responders on trip conditions, then offer alternative routes.
- Reduce fuel consumption and vehicle emissions.
- Provide smart parking solutions that identify and communicate available spaces.
- Improve safety for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
- Identify structural issues of bridges, roadways, and tunnels.
- Provide smart lighting and security monitoring for city streets.
Let’s look at some of the use cases of Smart Transportation and how they are implemented.
Fleet telematics solutions help businesses, transportation carriers, and governments improve economics, safety, and compliance by intelligently monitoring and controlling their vehicles.
Specific or Generic Smart Applications gather and analyze data from on-board instrumentation and GPS sensors to track vehicle status and location, optimize routing, and monitor driver and equipment performance and productivity.
In the last few years, connected cars or smart cars have surged in popularity thanks to the IoT. Today, car companies are connecting their vehicles in two manners: embedded and tethered. Embedded cars employ a built-in antenna and chipset, while tethered connections make use of hardware to let drivers connect to their cars through their smartphones.
On top of this, app integration is becoming more and more standard in the car of today. Google Maps and other navigation systems have started to replace built-in GPS systems in dashboards.
Apps such as GasBuddy show the driver where he or she can locate the cheapest fuel in their area. And music apps such as Spotify have started to away the need for traditional and satellite radio.
Intelligent transport logistics solutions help long-haul cargo operators and last-mile delivery providers efficiently manage the transportation and distribution of freight and merchandise.
Smart applications gather and analyze data from onboard sensors to track containers and packages, and to monitor environmental conditions, ensuring goods arrive on time, at the right place, intact.
Traffic and Parking Management:
Integrated Traffic and Parking Management Systems can reduce congestion and save fuel in Business Districts and City Centers. Sensors built into Parking Meters can indicate to a server when a parking slot becomes available. A car User with a Smart Phone App can request to find a parking space within a designated radius based on the GPS location and the server responds with the available parking spaces. This saves fuel and congestion caused by Simply using visual parking search methods.
Traffic Management systems can use sensors, cameras, to find out intersection that has become congested and Use smart algorithms to determine which direction the traffic needs to be moving too quickly clear congestion. It can also act as an Emergency response systems in case of accidents or emergencies.
Paasmer is an IoT Platform As A Service which can connect any of your IoT devices to the the Paasmer Platform allow for control, visualization and Analytics of Data that are received from the Sensors.
What can PAASMER do for Smart Transportation:
PAASMER is a flexible, economical and easy way to connect your IoT devices and it works on a various range of Hardware devices that are available off the shelf. Using Paasmer Building POC for Smart Transportation would be most reliable, fast and economical. Please do visit us at paasmer.co for more details.