IoT applications promise to bring immense value into our lives. With newer wireless networks, superior sensors and revolutionary computing capabilities, the Internet of Things could be the next frontier in the race for its share of the wallet.
Don’t think so? Well, here’s a thought.
Imagine an intelligent device such as a traffic camera. The camera can monitor the streets for traffic congestion, accidents, weather conditions, and communicate this data to a common gateway. This gateway also receives data from other such cameras and relays the information further to a city-wide traffic monitoring system.
Now, take, for instance, the Municipal Corporation decides to repair a certain road. This may cause a traffic congestion on the way to a national highway. This insight is sent to the city-wide traffic monitoring system.
Now, considering this is a smart traffic system, it quickly learns and predicts patterns in traffic, with the use of Machine Learning. The smart system can, thus, analyze the situation, predict its impact and relay the information to other cities that connect to the same highway via their own respective smart systems. The Traffic Management System can analyze data acquired and derive routes around the project to avoid bottlenecks. The system could also convey live instructions to drivers through smart devices and radio channels. Meanwhile, the city schools and workplaces near the project could also be called to adjust their schedules.