The term Internet of Things (IoT) refers to a wide range of devices that are internet enabled and can communicate with other systems, humans and, of course, each other. Such devices, which cover everything from home appliances to vehicles and dedicated function hardware, are equipped with sensors and software that allow them to collect and exchange data.
When looking specifically at the rail and wider public transportation network, IoT has significant potential by enabling a range of applications that can improve efficiency, safety, and the overall customer experience.
When delivering such projects, it is common to start with quite simple and limited proof of concepts. IJYI and ITAL have worked together and delivered several engagements across rail and tram operators using simple self-contained devices that can be easily tested in a range of scenarios.
Some of the top uses for IoT in this sector include:
If you are interested to learn more, then please get in touch.