Transportation is vital to every other industry, and the Internet of Things is making the entire industry not only smarter, but safer. With connected sensors in cars, bikes, helmets, and even roadways, driving habits can be monitored and made more efficient and drivers and their vehicles can be exponentially safer from stealth and accident alike.
The connected devices receive feedback which can then be used to generate actionable plans to keep roadways clearer and more convenient. Because of this crossover of technology, families and goods alike can arrive safely at their destinations.
Check out the top ten IoT companies in the transportation industry!
Veniam is deploying hardware and software to expand the reach of V2V and V2X networks, allowing more vehicles to connect and exchange information. Veniam’s solution has the long-term potential to improve the safety and efficiency of current roadways while minimizing driver inconvenience. Veniam also has the means to analyze, prioritize, and process the enormous amounts of information generated by this networking scheme.
Terbine is a data marketplace where businesses can upload and sell real-world sensor data. Terbine does not monitor consumer data, only data from sensors that can offer actionable insight into the outside world. Data offerings include farmland data, traffic flow and congestion, shipping information, and more.
LimeBike offers students and city occupants a cheap and environmentally friendly method of getting around town. LimeBike requires no public subsidy and assumes all bike placement, maintenance, and will even remove their product if a city decides that they fail to meet or exceed expectations.
Borderless has developed an augmented reality and sound-controlled motorcycle helmet with an integrated rear-view camera and LEDs to enhance driver safety and visibility. Borderless allows users to control their helmet’s function with their voice, allowing them to ride with hands-free mobile capabilities to keep their focus where it belongs–on the road.
Fybr is a low-power sensor information sharing platform that allows information to be moved quickly, analyzed, and stored efficiently, and then used to build data-driven applications and solutions to best serve the consumer base. Fybr sensors utilize machine learning to most effectively monitor their status as well as the status of other networked devices around them. Fybr enables IoT connected vehicles to share information and sense nearby parking availability.
Concirrus uses IoT sensor-based information collection to provide insurers risk-related intelligence that they can use to better understand the consumers they serve. The information provided by Concirrus is given in hopes that insurance can become more efficient and that claims costs can be lowered as a result.
DashRoad uses a plug-and-play device that fits into the on-board diagnostics port in most modern vehicles (made in or after 1996). DashRoad provides drivers with information about their driving habits and how those habits impact the world around them and their own vehicle. DashRoad drivers can even save money on their insurance due to partnerships that DashRoad has established in the insurance industry.
ParkENT Cycles is an Atlanta Metro-based startup that focuses on combining the IoT with a simple solution to a common issue. ParkENT has developed an electronically locking bike rack that responds to RFID or smartphone input. The device is designed to minimize bike theft, and give cyclists a time-effective and safe way to store their bike, given the frequency with which bike locks or stands are cut.
Inrix offers real-time traffic information on many navigation platforms such as smartphone, on-board navigation, and handheld GPS devices. The information provided by Intix includes real-time traffic monitoring, sporting events, construction, and many more data points. Inrix also offers nationwide traffic alerts and has garnered more than 140-million dollars in funding since their inception.
MotoLingo uses drivers’ smartphones to monitor changes in momentum, total driving time, and even distraction level. MotoLingo was formed to help educate and coach the next generation of drivers and help them become safer and more efficient at navigating the world’s roadways. In lieu of (or in conjunction with) a smartphone, MotoLingo also offers an attachment that can be inserted into the on-board diagnostics port of vehicles to account for information from the vehicle’s on-board computer.