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.
Commuter information model
- ICT CityPulse
When taking the underground to go to work, you move through ticketing barriers and walk over terrain that feels like taut, soft responsive material; connected arrays of piezo-elements that generate and store electricity produced by the vibration and pressure of thousands of commuters. By harvesting the traces of mobile devices carried by commuters the transport authorities capture information on the use of the subway. Pedestrians are channeled through the station in an optimal fashion. Gates open and close and signs alter messages in response to the live signals from the ticketing barriers and motion detectors. In turn, each transport system in the wider city is communicating with the subway, such that the volume of passengers delivered by busses and bikes can be factored into the behavior of the station.