What is IOT and how it’s involving in the transportation system:
IOT is the connection of your physical device to the internet. The internet of
things (IOT) refers to the network of interconnected computer devices embedded
in various objects, ranging from mobile devices and household appliances to
vehicles and even structures.
The IoT has the potential to transform the transport 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. IoT refers to the networking of physical objects through the use of
embedded sensors, actuators, and other devices that can collect and transmit
information about real-time activity in the network.
How the IOT is
• Improve the traveler
• Smart road and traffic
• Bridge sensors
• Bicycle and pedestrian
monitoring and safety
• Micro-navigation in public
• Airport and air travels
• IOT in travel innovations
• Fleet management:
The fleet management technology is slowly and gradually getting adopted with the
improvements in operational efficiency, maintenance cost, fuel consumption, speed up accident
response, GPS tracking, real-time business decisions are some of the key features fleet
• Public transit management:
It benefits to passengers. But tracking real-time location of the vehicle and knowing when it will
arrive at a particular stop was always a challenge. The IoT has eradicated all the challenges that
were faced in a public transit system and has enabled re-routing features to help people make
alternate arrangements as real-time tracking of the vehicle is easily done.
• Smart inventory management
IoT in transportation has smart inventory management that acts as a catalyst telling the real-
time information across the warehouse, distribution, and production center, which reduces the
cost of inventory and improves the predictive maintenance.
• Optimal asset utilization:
IoT in transportation enables the asset tracking features,
which keeps track of the physical assets and their information,
like location, status etc. With Biz4Intellia, an end-to-end IoT
provider, one can track the real time location of their truck
and can know how much load there is on the trailer of the
IoT in the transportation industry is the most benefited from
geo-fencing. Geo-fencing have advanced form of GPS that
captures the location of an asset or device with coordinates of
a particular area. Geo-fencing helps in starting the automated
Impact of IOT in
• Cars will be connected:
IOT already have connected
systems that allow the drivers to
connect their smartphones and use
various apps, navigate the roads,
listen to satellite radio, request
roadside assistance, find open
parking spaces, remotely
lock/unlock the doors and view
• Automobiles as sensors:
Sensors have been implemented in automobiles, which enables them to
achieve several tasks. By connecting all the sensors on automobiles to IOT,
vehicles can communicate with each other, collect data off each other and
store it in the cloud infrastructure, which can further be used and analyzed.
• Infrastructure will be connected:
IOT will allow one to create connections amongst different vehicles, and
between the vehicle and transportation infrastructure.
IOT would support innovation in the transportation industry. We should harness the power of IoT. But
unfortunately the adoption rate of IoT in transportation is very low.
However, this will change soon and we will see IoT being incorporated into vehicles, which will greatly
impact the industry and present new opportunities that seemed impossible a few years back.