The IoT is affecting the transportation industry in a myriad of compelling ways. First and foremost is the contribution the IoT is already making to driver and passenger safety. The ability to track a vehicle’s health and send alerts when there is a concern is creating a safer and more efficient driving environment. In a connected transportation world, real-time data can on traffic, closed roads and accidents makes life safer and easier as well. Managers of self-driving truck fleets will soon utilize geo-fencing to help make logistics significantly easier. Finally, real-time tracking of public transit could help passengers travel at ease and help a municipal transit agency better manage its public fleet. The article that follows takes a deep dive into five specific areas of transportation transformation, and contains cool videos that provide even more depth.

Data influences every aspect of your life. If not completely already, the technological landscape will be completely data-centric in the near future. The device you are reading this article on probably collects your data to optimize your user experience.

Or, you may have been recommended this article based on your reading habits. Even, the self-driving car you use may take data collected from other cars on the road to keep you safe. So, what’s the point?

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