To really understand the Internet of Things (IoT) requires application, implementation, and execution in the real world. IEEE IoT recently launched a program to provide the IoT community an interactive platform on which to engage with use cases, service descriptions, business models, and reference implementations that will be key to developing a vibrant IoT industry. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to contribute to the IoT cause, as well as get excellent exposure for your projects and ideas.
Smart rail network
- ICT CityPulse
New underground lines as well as high-speed train railways are equipped with sensors and automatic services to reduce the human factor associated to accidents and improve the performance of the whole railway system. For example, rails are equipped with sensors able to measure the state of the rails and the electrical conditions to ensure the proper operation of the system. In addition, detection of breaks in the rails or obstacles on the railway help avoid accidents. The trains are equipped with sensors to track the status of the wheels and engine, as well as with actuators that take immediate corrective measures to avoid accidents.