What are the IoT applications in transportation


The simplest use case for the use of location-based systems is that there is always clarity about where a delivery or a vehicle is currently located. The technology is also used for goods that are shipped in containers. More complex use cases can also be derived from this, e. B. the automatic information that a delivery is delayed. Such information can be passed on automatically and in real time to the head office or to machines and employees waiting for a delivery. This allows a timely response, e.g. B. by prioritizing other tasks or looking for alternative solutions.

Furthermore, the permanent communication between vehicles, headquarters and other devices allows routes to be optimized in real time. If z. If, for example, there is a traffic obstruction or a previously unplanned stopover is pending, the route is flexibly adapted to the new circumstances - and everyone involved always automatically receives the latest information about the position and status of the delivery. Thanks to technology, the communication of such events is no longer solely dependent on the driver and control center being in personal contact and exchanging the relevant details.

And in the event of theft or an accident, thanks to the automatic location of the vehicle or the goods, it is possible to react more quickly.

Geofencing can also be used to automatically trigger certain events as soon as a vehicle or delivery is within a predefined geographical zone. Example: As soon as a truck approaches its destination, the responsible devices or employees are automatically informed of the imminent arrival. In this way, resources are used more efficiently.