The Internet of Things is regarded as a growth topic or emerging market. According to IMB‘s Think Academy, the Internet of Things will drastically (but seamlessly) change the ways in which we live our lives. Anything from increased factory performance to reminders on our phones that it is time for some preventative car maintenance.
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Internet of Things transportation is becoming an industry game changer. Below is a breakdown of one of the Think Academy’s illustrative explanation of Internet of Things transportation considerations. The full video can be found at the bottom of this page.
The Internet of Things is changing the world around us. For example, there are now IoT connected sensors on us, in our cars, and everywhere around us. What’s more, the number of connected sensors is only growing.
IoT Across Industries
How we commute is being directly influenced by the Internet of Things. Whether it is the connected GPS in our vehicles or the sensors in our car’s engine as we travel across our roads. The Internet of Things Automotive Industry is using IoT technologies at many different touch points, from manufacturing to end product deliverable. How we make purchases is also being impacted by IoT technologies and applications. In addition, energy consumption, smart shopping, and many more industries are changing as a result of emerging and improving Internet of Things uses.
The Internet of Things begins with sensors and chips embedded within things across many IoT industries. Once activated these newly connected things begin to transmit data. From the data we are able to measure and manage how these things work, as well as work with each other.
Internet of Things Platform and Applications
The devices must communicate with an Internet of Things platform. This platform will collect and manage the vast amount of data being collected. It is then up to industry specific IoT applications to translate the data into important insights.
Internet of Things Transportation – Cars
A car is a simple example of how the Internet of Things Automotive Industry, or Internet of Cars, is improving our daily lives. When a car’s ‘check engine’ light comes on, we sometimes know why, but more often than not we have no idea what’s going on under the hood. IoT automotive technologies allow us to track data to determine the problem remotely.
Data From Sensors
Most newer cars contain sensors for everything. Whether it is the sensor alerting you that the trunk is open, or one in the engine monitoring performance and efficiency. There are many connected sensors which are constantly tracking and communicating with each other.
Big Data Collection
Car manufacturers and factories are able to monitor and obtain the data from millions of connected cars on the road. This allows companies to monitor historical records of performance as well as Internet of Things transportation issues. This technology creates a competitive advantage for the companies who are actively using the data in which is available.
Industry Specific IoT Applications
Companies can use data collected from their sensors to develop specific industry solutions. For example, an automotive factory can monitor their inventory and adjust quantities if the data collected picks up on a trend like a part malfunctioning.
The entire IoT process must be seamless at all touch points, including internal processes and especially customer-facing IoT applications.
Back to the ‘check engine’ light. An application would alert you that it is time for some preventative automotive maintenance and offer a coupon. The factory or shop would then ensure the correct parts were available at the shop when you arrive to pick them up and get them installed.
Measure. Improve. Repeat.
Companies who are measuring and analyzing their data have the ability to measure results, improve their product, and then repeat the cycle. Since many cars now use software, there is a sense of agile development in the automotive industry. But even the manufacturing process can be improved as a result of tracing the in a massive influx of information that is available through sensors.
Noticing Data Trends
If multiple cars from the same factory are experiencing flaws in performance, it is likely that there is a larger issue at hand. Being able to use real-time IoT data is crucial for detection and prevention.
The Internet of Things allows for real-time applications and solutions. Being able to quickly pinpoint where an issue with a part from the factory is can really be a competitive advantage.
3 Benefits of Automotive IoT Sensors
- Streamlined inventory management for the dealer.
- Safer car from the manufacturer.
- Saved and increased value for the consumer.
Seamless Internet of Things Application
IoT Automotive Industry sensors are improving many aspects of transportation and manufacturing. IoT technologies are starting to be used at all levels, from the research and development, manufacturing, and all the way down to the consumer’s purchase and experience.
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