Whether you’re popping out to the shops, commuting to work, or taking a work trip or holiday, you can’t travel without coming into contact with the IoT.
In built-up areas we often come across fixed speed cameras and traffic lights, while ‘smart motorways’ have been introduced to increase capacity, reduce congestion and manage lane use and safety in the event of emergencies or vehicle breakdowns.
The added infrastructure on our roads also connects to our vehicles themselves; mobile phone apps or in-vehicle features feed the data obtained from smart motorways and other technology straight to our cars and alert us to speed cameras, road closures and congestion.
On the rail network, signalling and train control software is data-driven and more connected than ever before.
As a result, employees can carry out operational and maintenance tasks more safely, and passengers have access to a more reliable and more transparent network that ever before with real-time updates and online tracking of services – an invaluable feature which also services various other areas of the travel sector.