IoT for environmentally sustainable transportation system

Karthipriya S | March 23 - 2018

Source of pollution
Vehicles with internal combustion engine are the major contributors to the environmental pollution, emitting hazardous gases into the atmosphere. Transportation is the major source of air pollution that takes a greater part in global warming. It leaves the carbon footprint on the mother earth and threatens human existence. Growing health concerns questions the sustainability of the globe. Besides, population explosion increases the demand for mobility, resulting in increased number of vehicles that leads to more pollution.

IoT for Transportation
Interference of Internet of Things (IoT) into the sector has impacted transportation in various ways and has the potential to improve environmental sustainability in different ways. While enhancing the operational efficiency of the trucking and logistics companies, IoT plays a vital role in refining ecology, thereby rehabilitating humans. Being one of the three technological forces, IoT fuels up transportation dramatically.

It is getting smarter with the deployment of IoT; thus improves the business performance with smart vehicles, connected infrastructure, predictive analytics, and management process.

Connected Infrastructure
The end result of using IoT in transportation would be to connect things for getting things done in a more efficient way. Such connected things will automatically drive data from every business activity and compound those data to make it accessible to move ahead with proper business predictions. While revolving around the IoT and connected infrastructure, transportation companies can improve operational efficiency and reduce trivialities for the betterment of the environment.

Solutions for Environmental Sustainability
Smarter solutions can be derived by the implementation of IoT into the transportation sector for the effective fleet dispatch. By enabling IoT, industry players can increase productivity and profitability by achieving the following transformation:

1. Real-time tracking
2. Remote monitoring solutions
3. Predictive asset maintenance
4. Route optimization
5. Fleet maintenance and management
6. Staff management

By accelerating data driven during different situations and on various factors, it lessens the use of vehicles and reduces emission.