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.
Shopping tour in Osnabrück
- ICT CityPulse
The Meyer family lives in Löhne which is about 50 km away from Osnabrück. The next weekend they plan to go on a shopping trip in the city of Osnabrück. As it is always hard to find a place to park their car, the Meyer family starts a smartphone app and announces that they plan to travel to Osnabrück and want to go shopping in the city. Based on the information about where and when they want to start their tour the "system" calculates an optimal route to the city. The Meyer family is directed to a parking deck near their desired starting point. As the traffic situation gets worse and some parking decks are already full with cars the system calculates another route. In this case parking at a car park in the municipal area is advised by the smartphone application. Additionally the fastest way to the city by public transport is searched for. To animate the Meyer family to use the planning application as an alternative, the advantage in time compared to the manual searching for a parking place in the inner city is displayed. From the city's view the planning application could be useful to distribute the traffic flow over the whole city and to avoid traffic jams.