The Internet of things (IoT) is improving the safety and efficiency of both public and private transport, benefitting municipalities and businesses operating in the transportation industry. The market growth projections for IoT in transportation are astounding, though not surprising, given the high demand across all segments of the industry. From a starting point of nearly $174 million in 2020, the global market is expected to grow to $270 million in just five years. Here’s how businesses are using IoT to revolutionize the transportation industry, and where we see opportunities for future growth potential.
Nearly every segment of the transportation industry is leveraging the benefits of the rich data analytic output from IoT. When you look at air, railway, road, and marine transportation, there is high demand for IoT used in a multitude of applications. Public transportation is benefiting greatly from the advancements IoT offers as well as private industry.
Has your car alerted you when you need an oil change? We can thank IoT for real-time condition monitoring, notifying us of routine maintenance needs as well as mechanical failures. Have you been to an airport or large parking lot and seen real-time signage announcing what floor has open spaces, or where to go to find a space? IoT is powering smart parking innovations, improving efficiency and the customer experience.
Some other advancements in IoT for transportation include predictive maintenance, improving fuel efficiency for all transportation machinery, connectivity, 24/7 monitoring, and even location tracking. It’s not just cars, trucks, and buses that leverage IoT — trains, ships, and planes do as well.
When you think about all that IoT enables, it’s no surprise that it delivers a wide variety of benefits, including the following:
IoT is being used in innovative ways across all segments of the transportation industry. Here are some of our favorite customer examples.
Many other companies are doing interesting things in this space. G.E. Transportation (now part of Wabtec Corporation) is innovating our railways, leveraging the power of IoT for connectivity, real-time condition monitoring, and predictive analytics for railroads. The Miami airport is empowered by IoT, helping travelers get directions, flight updates, and even scan their boarding passes. We’ll continue to see more companies and municipalities leveraging the power of IoT to make transportation safer, easier, and more efficient.
It’s exciting to think about where the transportation industry will go from here, empowered by the capabilities and opportunities available with IoT. Here are some of what we consider the most interesting technological advancements in the making:
The opportunities for IoT in transportation are limitless, and we’re honored to be part of the advancements and improvements being created through IoT.
Zipit works to support manufacturers of IoT transportation solutions in the most streamlined manner possible on premier networks. We offer tier-one carrier connectivity all over the world from the top cellular providers. Transportation companies looking for an advantage using IoT are leveraging Zipit’s intuitive and sophisticated multi-carrier platform for billing, managing their device connections, and more.
Want to know more about Zipit’s robust yet intuitive IoT platform to connect and monetize IoT solutions for the transportation industry? Contact us to discuss your company's unique needs. We’re happy to offer insights based on our extensive experience.
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