Use Cases Public Transportation Management
Public Transportation Management
What is the business value of this IoT use case and how is it measured?
Connected public transport systems offer the following benefits: Real-time vehicle tracking: The IoT lets authorities track the location of their vehicles. Authorities can install GPS systems on their vehicles, deliver location data to a central command center, compute accurate arrival times, and stream them to passenger mobile devices or electronic signs at transit stops. Unexpected events: Road maintenance, weather, and emergencies can affect public transportation. The IoT lets authorities re-route vehicles accordingly, and update passengers. Transit agencies can alert commuters in real-time via their mobile phones. Personalized travel information: Transit agencies can identify individual travel patterns and see which station and routes commuters prefer. Authorities can notify passengers ahead of time if a station closes or a vehicle is re-routed.