How IoT Transportation Solutions Transform the Transportation Industry

Modern transportation solutions that have been fueled by IoT (The Internet of Things) technology have the potential to transform this industry by profoundly altering how transportation systems gather data and information by bringing together the major technical and business trends of mobility, automation, and data analytics. Developing a sustainable intelligent transportation system requires seamless integration and interoperability with emerging technologies, such as connected vehicles, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things.

What Is the IoT?

The Internet of Things concept is based on a network of physical objects equipped with adequate software (transportation logistics software, for example), sensors, computing power, and other similar technologies, creating an ecosystem of interconnected “things” capable of exchanging data among themselves and sharing contextual information using the Internet.

The advent of multiple modern technologies, as well as their convergence, has enabled the evolution of the IoT, often referred to as a driver of the next Industrial Revolution. Some of the technologies that power Internet of Things systems include:

The data gleaned via the IoT systems are analyzed and used to optimize and improve services, products, and operations, ushering in a cornucopia of new opportunities for the businesses utilizing this emerging technology. The Internet of Things is already revolutionizing the way we live our lives, affecting almost every industry, business, and consumer.

That said, let’s focus on how the IoT is altering the logistics environment and helping modern transportation solutions evolve, forever altering the transportation landscape.

The Benefits of Applying IoT Technologies to Transportation Solutions

Increased Safety & a Positive Impact on the Environment

The IoT allows you to track metrics like vehicle speeds, road conditions/temperatures, aircraft part conditions, intersection congestions, and other extremely useful data that can help us prevent accidents and increase the levels of safety across global transit systems. A reduction in traffic jams and better-organized traffic flows optimize energy usage, resulting in a positive impact on the environment.

Improved Customer Experience & Operational Performance

IoT transportation solutions improve the quality of information available to both transportation companies and their customers, enabling improved workflows of communication systems. When customers have access to more accurate real-time pieces of data, they are able to better organize their journeys.

Transportation companies that utilize IoT-based solutions are reaping numerous benefits when it comes to the performance of their operational processes, while communities are provided with more granular and accurate data for monitoring critical infrastructure. This enables them to boost the efficiency of their processes and reduce operational costs to a minimum while improving system capacity.

Better Performance of Autonomous Vehicles & Tracking Systems

AI and IoT technologies will enable vehicles to become more autonomous and — eventually — completely driverless. These solutions allow tracking and monitoring the functionality, condition, age, fuel, speed, braking systems, etc, of the vehicles using the transportation ecosystem, making sure they operate at full potential, thus creating a more efficient and safer world. Not only do these systems keep the drivers and passengers safe, but they also drive better vehicle production solutions and help manufacturers create better vehicles.

As the concept of “connected vehicles” becomes ubiquitous, this technology involving internet connections, sensors, actuators, and extremely powerful transportation logistics software enables the interconnectedness, monitoring, and smart control of almost all components and applications present in a modern vehicle, including:

  • Brakes
  • Speed
  • Engine
  • Tire pressure
  • Exhaust gas composition

Vehicle tracking systems are highly useful to freight companies for managing their cargo fleets in a more effective manner. This allows them to gather valuable data and monitor driver behavior, and then use that information to improve their supply chain workflow and optimize service.

The processes that can see a significant bump in their functionality thanks to the IoT, include:

  • Trip scheduling
  • Fleet tracking
  • Driving scheduling
  • Rest break scheduling
  • Fuel consumption
  • Timely alerts in terms of speeding, reckless driving, acceleration/braking
  • Vehicle load monitoring
  • Tracking of traveled distances, etc.

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