Digitally transformed transportation is looking for ways in which it can improve user experience, and translate their digital goals to reality. If you look at transportation, you will observe a major dependency of the people, challenging it to be more sustainable. Let us look at a country like India, where the crowd opts for public as well as owned transport, thus consuming many resources. The transport infrastructure is well-planned, and fully defined, in order to keep it smart and efficient. The idea is that a smart and efficient system can power your systems well.
Sustainability through connectedness
When you have a connected ecosystem, you are sure to identify ways in which you can manage the resources and use them effectively. When it is connected, you will see that the sensors can connect the transportation infrastructure, and make it more planned and effective.
Let us take an example of a high-traffic situation. If the transportation systems were connected, there would be more awareness of the traffic hotspots, the congestion can be resolved, and future jams can be avoided. You can even alert the authorities’ on time, and cater to all needs for resolving the traffic situation.
Leveraging the backend for structured traffic
The backend of the entire infrastructure plays a very important role in ensuring the connected transportation network works smoothly, relieving the roads of the congestion, and bad traffic. The backend receives signals calling for attention, as there is congestion on a particular route; this will then send signals to the connected cars, and ensure they pave through a different path, thus making sure there is no traffic on the already congested road.
The idea is to make people aware of the congestion, and get them to take proactive steps. The intelligent transportation is challenged if there is inefficient supply chain or the technologies are not competent enough. The safety systems and the security within the transportation should match the specific needs.
The backend has to be excellent in order to make sure the connected transport works for your business.
IoT revolution for transportation
Mobile technology has grown important for the transportation as it allows you to control the traffic, and ensure quick supply and movement of transportation. The phone will be at the centre of the application, and will receive signals from the sensors placed within the connected infrastructure.
A simple example is that of traffic congestion, wherein you will see that the mobile will receive signals from the centralized database wherein the traffic congestion signal would be stored. The mobile will then send the signal to the databases connected with the centralized database. Route optimization is another area that has vastly improved. Mobility solutions optimize the routes leveraging GPS and facilitate in reaching your destination much faster.
- https://www.wired.com/brandlab/2016/02/how-connectivity- is-driving- the-future- of-the- car/
- http://www.mckinsey.com/industries/automotive-and- assembly/our-insights/whats- driving-the- connected-car