No doubt, the Internet of Things (IoT) has brought a significant change in how we live, commute, and how we perform our daily activities through automated intelligence and fast connectivity. Travelers can book a schedule on their smartphones to plan their trip right from their house.
In fact, research conducted by ABI Global mobility revealed that global MaaS revenues will exceed $1 trillion by 2030 and MaaS will have a “disruptive impact on traditional transportation modes like car ownership, buses, trains, aviation, taxis, and rental cars.” By connecting vehicles, transit and infrastructure, people have the ability to travel the way that suits them best while doing it safely.
Howbeit, smart transportation will remain a key component of our daily routine and the invention of electrified vehicles will play a serious role in helping this new mobility to take off. The auto transport companies and other transportation industries are seriously looking for a way, investigating heavily to add a significant IoT technology to the transportation sector.
Below, therefore, are four ways IoT is transforming the transportation sector with new advancements in technology.
1. New maintenance of vehicle performance
New changes in the maintenance of vehicle performance have helped the efficient usage of cars; as we move from 15 billion connected devices today to a predicted 50 billion by 2020, we need to keep our vehicles on the road by predicting and monitoring maintenance needs—fixing potential issues during downtime to keep the business moving.
With connected vehicles, you don’t need to remember that your tire has low pressure. you’ll automatically receive alerts to fill it up and do all the necessary things when your car or truck needs it.
However, this method of maintenance will have a significant effect on the automobile and auto transport industries alike, as they strive to maintain work balance when shipping cars from one location to the other.
2. IoT will make routes and commutes more efficient
Thanks to IoT, the transport sector has been able to increase the safety level for drivers. Cars are now being equipped with sensors and data that will alert drivers of traffic on their usual routes and help them move through the streets more efficiently.
Several people will be encouraged to do a better and faster job since it will be easier with the help of IoT devices. Equipping trucks with better technology ensures greater satisfaction across the board. Drivers will have to do less paperwork and better routes mean they won’t have to drive as many long hours like before.
In fact, aside from the sensor device that will alert drivers of different issues, data collected through the IoT will reveal more about your daily activities, your shopping habits, and where you drive. Sensing frequent trips to Target, for instance, you may begin to receive on-board notifications for discounts to your local Target store.
3. Accessibility of International trade
The major challenge facing businesses from the time they authorize the shipment until the time they receive feedback from the buyer is the condition of the product and the process of delivery. To know whether the product is being delivered in a conducive manner.
However, technological advancements in transportation have made international trade easier and faster in recent years, companies have been able to provide more attractive and accessible products to consumers of different markets.
As a matter of fact, IoT has made a huge impact through the digital wireless sensor that provides the speed at which the car is moving, it also provides the sender with the information on the cargo route.
This has helped vehicle transport services to rely on fast and reliable transportation options, and to ensure safe and sufficient delivery of customers’ vehicles. The interesting part is that digital technologies like sensors, machine learning, and the internet of things (IoT) allow these vehicle shipping companies to know exactly where every truck in their fleet is and when it will arrive at the designated destination.
You can track freight and remain updated on its condition throughout the journey.
4. Better inventory and warehousing
A lot of company employed staff will record inventory manually. And this type of method does not really guarantee accuracy while operating through manual methods. People make mistakes – they misplace products, mislabel items, and misreport inventory numbers.
But with the help of IoT, the warehouse can depend on an automation sensor that grabs items to know the exact number of items and the temperature and humidity of the environment. This has helped several businesses avoid making an unnecessary loss and to deliver a high level of accuracy in everything.
With the use of IoT and digital technologies, it has become easier to create improved safety, better performance, and superior communication and service to customers.