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.
- ICT CityPulse
A pallet of freshly harvested vegetables is to be transported from the farm, going overseas and transported to a supermarked. While waiting at the farm to be loaded, it verifies whether it is positioned correctly to be loaded into the same truck. When a pallet is not positioned correctly or no peer nodes are found, it raises an alert. The pallets are loaded into the truck transporting them to the harbor. Pallets can detect being loaded by ‘hearing' the truck. The truck is programmed with an itinerary, containing data about its identity, as well as the goods it is transporting. In the truck, each pallet requests from the truck the company and truck ID, and records these into the log file. The pallets detect being taken out of the truck. When unloaded on the dock, the pallets again verify whether they are positioned correctly to be reloaded into shipping containers. When placed incorrectly, a pallet can directly send an alert message to the dock infrastructure that will inform workers to correct it. For the last stage of the transport, the pallets are loaded into containers. Pallets recognize the containers and on arrival, the distribution center.