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Five Important IoT Developments in Transportation
Vehicle efficiency is monitored in on-the-road (OTR) logistics in the same way that it is at an industrial manufacturing plant. Sensors and actuators are similar to those used on a manufacturing line.
Fremont, CA: Many diverse businesses are adopting the Internet of Things (IoT), and a new sector of growth is emerging, particularly in transportation. Fleet management is one of the primary areas where this investment has been put to good use. IoT-enabled fleet management systems (FMSs) enable businesses to obtain real-time vehicle information, allowing them to make better decisions. Here are five main IoT developments:
Smart inventory management
IoT sensors can be used in numerous warehouses and distribution hubs. These sensors can monitor current circumstances as well as track the number of assets in each area. This removes the chances of human error and offers real-time information on the number of commodities in each facility.
Real-time vehicle diagnostics
Vehicle efficiency is monitored in on-the-road (OTR) logistics in the same way that it is at an industrial manufacturing plant. Sensors and actuators are similar to those used on a manufacturing line. Similarly, a large amount of diagnostic data for vehicles is created. This information can be routed and integrated onto onboard computers, which may then be transferred to cloud-based servers for analysis and immediate decision-making by the fleet owner.
Geo-fencing is a type of GPS tracking that uses the coordinates of a specific area to track a device's whereabouts. If a driver deviates from the permitted path, it will transmit immediate updates. This lowers the chances of a parcel being lost in transit and delaying delivery, and it can also be used as the first line of investigation in the case of a suspected transportation crime.
Companies can use IoT-enabled GPS trackers to keep track of a vehicle's whereabouts at all times. The data is sent to a central system, which transmits real-time updates to a mobile device with an internet connection. This enables prompt replies to potential reroutes, preventing further delays.
Sensors are utilized to track individual assets within a consignment to offer regular updates on location and other crucial measurements, such as temperature and humidity in cold chain logistics and regulated consignments, such as pharmaceuticals, using IoT. This is a vital feature for high-risk or expensive commodities that require constant monitoring to ensure asset integrity. Moreover, these sensors can serve as a type of quality control, providing highly accurate and consistent data to assure compliance with tight health and safety laws.