As technology evolves so as the cities. For the past few years, there have been a few remarkable improvements happening in most major cities. This becomes more and more possible with the concept of IoT, as it connects everything that makes the sharing of information more accessible than ever. To give you a better idea, we’re going to discuss how IoT, autonomous cars, and smart cities will further develop.
Automated Vehicle Technology Will Play a Vital Role in the Future of a Smart World
One of the few things that we should definitely look forward to is that autonomous vehicle will play a vital role in the future of a smart world. What does this imply? Basically, the connected cars will have a significant impact on our daily lives, and this would be further enhanced by IoT technology.
For instance, some car companies are developing software that makes it possible for a vehicle to drive entirely or even part itself even with the absence of a driver. This is just one of the great examples of how IoT technology is capable of changing the way humans live, through the help of efficient technological innovations.
That’s not all, as self-driving car technology becomes more developed, the occurrence of human error would be eliminated, and this would reduce the number of accidents often caused by drunk and careless driving. Just think about the number of benefits that can be enjoyed by motorists with this?
Even road barriers would soon be embedded with sensors which could send and receive information coming from passing vehicles.
Having the ability to exchange information with other vehicles, as well as being able to communicate with a central unit that controls traffic, accidents often caused by a dangerous road, or poor weather conditions can be avoided.
Furthermore, connected vehicle technology could also detect the location of a vehicle through the use of sensors, and even predict collisions, and possible risks while on the road in construction cones and other infrastructure. With this, the authorities would notice a decrease in accidents.
IoT Holds the Key for Autonomous Driving Technology
Experts believe that information technology, and IoT holds the key to autonomous technology for logistics and transportation businesses. With IoT, the collection and analyzation of data are brought to a higher level– all thanks to the superior connectivity of the Internet.
Not just that, devices that use IoT technology are known to provide accurate telematics data regarding the condition, as well as the performance of every vehicle, together with driver behavior– especially those who are behind the wheel.
Likewise, since Telematics is a subset of IoT, and it can collect information about a vehicle, ranging from speed, location, and how long it has been on the road, it could ensure that accidents will be prevented. These are just some of the necessary information that gives fleet managers insight into various aspects of their operation, and it could also streamline their planning to ensure overall efficiency.
Having the ability to know the exact location of a vehicle allows field operators to direct nearby cars, and steer the drivers to a shorter path leading to their destination.
Smart Cities Will Use Technology to Engage Citizens
We can also expect further development in smart cities– that smart cities will start using network technology in various ways to connect with citizens.
Through this, city residents will have the privilege of being able to pay their utilities on time, recycle, and even report potholes and for taking public transit instead of using their car. In simpler terms, everything will become more convenient than how they used to be.
IoT Technology Evolution
The needs of a smart city are driving the evolution of IoT technologies in various areas. One of the most notable examples for this would be the networking community as it does its best to work toward a new generation of mobile communications that is specifically designed to work with smart city features.
There are also sensor saturated environments that go along with this. As for cities, it’s essential that their CTOs, as well as CIOs, are well-versed and it wouldn’t interfere with IoT standards, and most especially, cybersecurity. Fortunately, the development of the Internet of Things gives an assurance that this would be implemented without any issues at all.