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
- Transport, public
David lives in a remote part of Guildford and commutes to London for work. He drives to Guildford station, parks his car at the station car park and takes the train to go to London. Recently Surrey county council has launched a ‘Smart Commuting Platform' where commuters can plan their journey based on traffic, weather forecast and public transport information, as well as reserve parking slots for their cars. When David plans his journey, he accesses the Smart Commuting Platform using his smartphone and inputs his current location and at what time he should be in London. The platform checks the traffic (including any planned road work and traffic predictions), weather forecasts (e.g. snow, flooding), public transport information (including prediction of any delay/cancellation due to weather conditions) parking slots, and suggests a convenient route to Guildford station, parking availability, train departure time and weatherproof clothing. David reserves a parking slot and starts his journey according to the suggestions made by the platform. The Smart Commuting Platform provides all the information at one place and makes commuting stress-free.