With the increased usage of technology in all the sectors, IoT applications are bringing in great transformation in the transportation field as well. With advanced IoT operations transportation industry introduces new solutions that are safer, cleaner, faster, and more comfortable. The world will experience a significant shift in vehicle and driver activity monitoring, route management, fuel consumption report, and improvement in every aspect of the industry to increase profits.
IoT is leading this change by introducing smart applications for the transportation and logistics industry. This application uses real-time sensor data to optimize processes and monitor performance. The real-time sensor data will provide intelligent solutions to businesses. The use of smart vehicles and connected transportation infrastructure will rise in the coming years. Therefore, IoT in transportation will boost the productivity and financial success of this industry.
How IoT will improve transportation?
- Dynamic Navigation
The advanced navigation provided by IoT is efficient for drivers. IoT devices together with GPS navigation can be more useful to the vehicles. Cross-car communication will be helpful to navigation systems offering information about real-time changes such as traffic jams and blockages. GPS systems are much slower than the IoT systems to adapt to traffic changes. Dynamic navigation provides real-time feedback to drivers to avoid accidents.
The use of fluid navigation is best for services like environmental waste transport as traffic accidents cause spillage. To avoid this situation, drivers need to get real-time information about traffic situations.
- Traffic Management
Information from various areas of cities can be collected through CCTV (Closed-Circuit Television) feeds and transferred to city traffic-management centers. This information is combined with data from smart traffic signals and smart accident assistance tools.
Applications of IoT-based traffic management
- Traffic lights: This is a good application to improve traffic flow using real-time data. IoT technology is used to place sensors for the collection of data for high traffic zones. This enables to analyze the data and provide alternative routes to drivers avoiding traffic jams.
- Road-side lights: Environmental sensors used for smart lights can increase and decrease the intensity of light conditions.
- Smart-parking: IoT-based sensors can be used in parking spaces to provide real-time information about the vacant places for parking vehicles.
- Smart accident assistance: IoT-based sensors and CCTVs located on roads can identify accidents and provide their information to emergency units.
- Assisted driving
Safety is the greatest advantage of IoT in transportation. Smart transportation includes cars that can co-ordinate with one another to improve traffic conditions for more safety. Using IoT integrated communication, real-time data is shared with drivers to alert them of things present on the road to avoid accidents. This information provided on time will help the driver to take the necessary steps to avoid difficulties while driving. This technology can be used to generate driverless cars. Moreover, IoT technology is used for safe and reliable transportation.
The changes in the transportation industry have started to take place using the IoT technology. There are a lot more ideas upcoming for the modernization of this sector using IoT. With this transformation taking place rapidly, the roads will be much safer than ever.
To know how IoT can be used to transform your transportation business, contact Vidushi Infotech today!