Opinion: How IoT is transforming transportation industry

by | Jun 25, 2020 | News

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​​​The global trucking industry is undergoing enormous change. Older vehicles are being replaced with ‘smart trucks’, using Machine-to-Machine (M2M) / Internet of Things (IoT systems and cellular communications technologies to transmit essential information for management of today’s fleet operations.

By Rishi Bhatnagar

With the world advancing towards the concept of smart cities, Internet of Things has undoubtedly become one of the main drivers for large businesses to grow. Already making a significant impact on various businesses, IoT is set to continue to steer innovation and development throughout the fleet management industry.

The global trucking industry is undergoing enormous change. Older vehicles are being replaced with ‘smart trucks’, using Machine-to-Machine (M2M) / Internet of Things (IoT systems and cellular communications technologies to transmit essential information for management of today’s fleet operations.

By combining IoT with artificial intelligence, big data, and predictive analytics, IoT has the power to revolutionize the fleet management industry.

IoT in intelligent transportation can not only assist in improving road safety but can also help the world by easing traffic congestion and averting road accidents. It can also enhance the fleet management operations by effective fares collection and can also help in gaining useful insights about commuters’ preferences and behavior.

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