The huge impact of IoT Platforms on transportation
For many people the Internet of Things, aka IoT, is a difficult concept to understand. In lame man’s terminology IoT essentially are technologically advanced objects that possess the ability to transmit information. This includes potentially sensing, monitoring and reacting to human behavior. For this different kinds of IoT platforms are developed.
Today most of the discussions that are held related to this technology are based on how IoT Platform integrate to our lifestyles and what kind of impact do they have on us. Few of us realize that this technology has been here for almost a decade now and is already impacting our daily lives in many ways.
For instance, transportation-based IoT platforms have been in play for a while now and have great potential to create a tidal impact on our lives. It was only recently revealed that AT&T has just added 2.1 million new wireless lines in the last quarter; however, only approximately half of them were for people. What were the other half for? Well, the other half were actually built into automobiles.
In the United States of America automobile makers are teaming up with the IT and Telecommunication industry to bring a revolutionary evolution of transportation to humankind. General Motors and BMW are amongst the first to collaborate with Telecommunication companies in introducing and integrating LTE enabled vehicles, for people travelling to remote or unfamiliar destination.
This is just the beginning of the change we have been waiting to witness. A recent report revealed that by the year 2030 there will in between 25 billion to 50 billion devices that will be connected through IoT platform. This is just the beginning — if the Telecommunication are able to introduce in demand services and products for the community it will be a total game changer.
There are many other benefits of IoT platforms that transportation can benefit from. For instance, IoT platform can provide real-time data on traffic, get information on real-time vehicle diagnostics in case the driver gets stuck. Therefore, through this drivers can penetrate into almost every aspect of the streets they drive in to analyzing the patterns of traffic and making good driving choices.
The number of LTE care at the moment roaming on the streets is not an impressive figure, but IoT platforms are clearly affecting transportation enough to become a huge part of our future. Another good example is the Oyster Card, used as a key to the tube system in London, something that has been in operation since 2003. The cards have been collecting data over the years from where people travel, what time, consistency, and their locations; and analyzed this data to optimize their needs in order to increase efficiency.
Transportation-based IoT platforms have been in play for a while now and have great potential to create a tidal impact on our lives. It was only recently revealed that AT&T has just added 2.1 million new wireless lines in the last quarter.