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.
Air pollution countermeasures (City authority perspective)
- ICT CityPulse
Imagine if the city authorities could operate an air pollution response center in collaboration with traffic authorities. This operational center is supported by the City Traffic System, which collects information from multiple different sources, and provides monitoring and action capabilities to the city authorities as well as monitoring capabilities to the citizens through their GPS devices. The system also connects to the transportation authority services (e.g. retrieving public transportation schedules). When congestion and air pollutants are high in certain areas traffic lights are instructed to limit the flow of cars in these parts, and virtual gates are instructed to increase the fee of a car passing through them. Upon a congestion and eminent high pollutant concentration the city authorities react by coordinating with the transport authorities so that drivers can "park & ride" means of public transportation.