Security and efficiency are among the benefits Internet of Things applications can deliver. And these are two key reasons the bus system in the Philippines is leveraging the IoT.
This smart bus deployment leverages the M500-4G/LTE (News - Alert) Dual SIMs In-Vehicle Router, provided by Billion Electric Co. Ltd. That allows for real-time tracking of the buses, as well as Wi-Fi hotspot services within them.
“Homeland security has become the most critical issue worldwide,” noted Ted Ho (News - Alert), CTO of Billion Electric, an ICT solutions provider in the Asia Pacific. “By implementing M500, cities can strengthen the safety of public transportation by receiving real-time monitoring data and video images with blistering connectivity.”
The solution delivers emergency detection, location information, and status monitoring data. That includes driving route, engine speed, oil consumption, and vehicle driving information.
The Billion Electric solution can endure temperatures from -40°C to ~ 60 °C, high shock, humidity, and vibration. It features energy management via automatic turn on and off. It is compliant with E-Mark (E1) and MIL-STD-810G standards. It has ignition sensing control. It uses DC 10V-56V power. And it works with any size vehicle.
The connected transportation space is an important and growing sector of the IoT. That’s because it can allow for a higher level of both driver and community safety, lower fuel costs, less pollution, better traffic flow, easier parking, and more.
There’s been a lot of recent investment in this sector, especially by Verizon. However, the carrier is certainly not unique in its connected transportation investments. Toward the middle of last year Homaira Akbari (News - Alert), founder, president, and CEO of strategic advisory services firm AKnowledge Partners, told me that in the last 36 months at any given time there were two to four active deals in the IoT transportation space. And since 2012 there have been at least 30 acquisitions with valuations of at least $20 million in connected transportation.
Edited by Alicia Young