Internet of Things has revolutionized the transportation industry in recent years. It will not be wrong to say that IoT is shaping the future of transportation in myriad ways. The real-time access to new data streams has made the self-driving vehicles a reality in today’s world. IoT has proved its presence by showcasing its potential in reducing pollution, optimizing the mobility of people and goods and saving a lot of lives. The Internet of things is growing at an exponential rate and this is the industry where most of the growth is witnessed. The way the scope of Industrial IoT has been broadening up it has hugely impacted the features like asset tracking, traffic management and many more. Following are the real-time applications of Industrial IoT in Transportation and Logistics Industry:
IoT in Fleet Management has resulted in many benefits such as increased safety, improved productivity and time and cost savings. The Fleet Management is used by businesses, transportation carriers, and governments have the GPS sensors which help in tracking the vehicles in real-time and monitors the vehicles through the data received from these sensors. With the help of IoT in Fleet Management, optimized routes have been made possible which in turn saves fuel and schedules the vehicle route management automatically. Monitoring of driver behavior, vehicle performance and sending real-time alerts for the same have become possible because of the Internet of Things.
The sensors monitor the pressure level of each tier which alerts the driver or fleet manager to address the problem well before time. The fleet Management solution tells about the behavior of a driver like how quickly they are accelerating and decelerating. The fuel efficiency can be tracked by both the embedded sensors and retrofitted sensors. IoT plays an important role in creating a sustainable world for making the cities smarter.
Any transport and logistics company implementing IoT has been at a great benefit. Containers and packages being transported from one place to another can be tracked in real-time and hence real-time alerts can be sent for them if any mishappening is noticed. Also, the onboard sensors like temperature sensors, pressure sensors measure the temperature and pressure respectively, sends alerts if they increase their threshold and hence prevents the extremely valuable items from hazardous situations.
Industrial IoT has helped to reduce pilferage i.e. sensor identifies and alerts stakeholders of fuel theft and unusual usage patterns. Various features like delivery, scheduling and placement are being automated using Industrial IoT in transportation and logistics. Because of the Internet of Things, one is ensured that products are delivered to the right place at the right time and in the right condition. With a minimal amount of human intervention and reduced fuel cost, one can make transportation as easiest as one wants.
Finding Parking at Airport or at downtime parking was always a nightmare. Smart companies are always looking to delight their people and so does the few IoT companies have come up with Smart Parking Solution. Smart Parking Solution has come up with inexpensive, low maintenance, flexible and unique technology to satisfy people needs and demands. The solution not only assists in helping to find the empty parking slots but also helps them to take at that particular parking slot which saves time and most importantly reduces frustration for drivers. Sensors embedded in the ground or the sensors being used determine whether the parking spaces are available or are in use. This data is then sent to a gateway and is relayed to a cloud-based smart parking system.
Any smart parking implementing IoT uses software to track the real-time data and is integrated with the gateway. It also helps in identifying the irregular parking, unusual activity around the vehicles and car theft. The alert system like ” your park time will expire in next 10 minutes” makes these smart parking solution more customer friendly.
Predictive Maintenance plays a major role in making Industrial IoT a more feasible technology. Sensors being used monitors everything like from the temperature of the engine, open or closed state of doors, vibrations on the rails, track the behavior of the driver monitors the train speed in real-time, avoids the collision by enabling automatic braking.
The real-time data used helps in improving the asset performance which in further helps to carry predictive maintenance. Predictive Maintenance helps in making quick decisions and hence tells about the replacement/repairment of the assets well before time. Also, the data from sensor helps in increasing the energy efficiency of every asset being used. Industrial IoT has helped in improving the productivity and the reliability of the railways.
5.Smart Toll Collection
Internet of Things has embarked its footprint in almost every possible recent technology. IoT based Smart Toll helps the toll booths to collect the toll by just swiping a card. The Infrared sensor helps to indicate that the vehicle has crossed the toll gate and the gate will be closed. Following are features of Smart Toll Collection-
- Real-time financial transactions are possible.
- Real-time monitoring and assessing of vehicle and traffic flow are possible.
- Enables accurate billing records and reduces traffic congestion.
- Automates revenue collection, bill generation, and toll metering.