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Cool IoT Use Cases: Smart sensing system guides drivers to free parking slots

Market overview

Parking is a problem. Typically, up to a third of all urban congestion is caused by drivers looking for somewhere to park. It’s also a problem in other locations that are poorly served by public transport. (more…)

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Cool IoT Use Cases: New operating model for the electric scooter market

Market Overview

Electric scooter sharing programmes meet the need for individual, first- and last-mile transportation in cities that is affordable, environmentally friendly and safe. However, while the objective is clear, an understanding of how, where and when scooters are being used, what routes are not being used, and the duration of the trips is required. (more…)

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Cool IoT Use Cases: Ground-breaking trial of remotely-operated passenger ferry

Market overview

Autonomous operation solutions are expected to transform international shipping in the coming decades as the industry recovers from the downturn caused by the 2008 financial crisis. Global demand for maritime transport has grown by 30% over the past decade. (more…)

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Cool IoT Use Cases: Iceland’s international airport expands its flow management solution

Market Overview

Airline passenger numbers continue to rise along with expectations, which start on arrival and continue through airport compounds. End-to-end flow management solutions are being deployed to address this multi-faceted challenge. (more…)

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Cool IoT Use Cases: Smart sensing system guides drivers to free parking slots

Market overview 

Parking slots in urban areas are a resource for which drivers are prepared to pay. However, in today’s economy they expect parking to be service centric, i.e. to be guided to free slots and be able to find their cars quickly when they return. (more…)

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Cool IoT use cases: Autonomous air taxis

Market overview

Autonomous flying transportation systems are an emerging market, one that must comply with very demanding national and international safety standards. German aviation startup Volocopter has trialed its 18-rotor urban air taxi in Dubai and the US and a series of tests are scheduled for the second half of 2019. (more…)

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Cool IoT Use Cases: Vital role for mission-critical communications over LTE

Market Overview

The transportation and mining industries rely on advanced communication technologies. Mission-critical communication over LTE enables push-to-talk, push-to-video, text and multimedia chat, as well as location information. (more…)

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Cool IoT Use Cases: Intelligent shipping containers on the Silk Road

Market overview

Goods being transported from China to Europe still travel the ancient Silk Road trade routes. The Chinese government has recognised the importance of these routes, for example by employing intelligent shipping containers. (more…)

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Cool IoT Use Cases: Keeping passengers moving in Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Market overview

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects 7.2 billion passengers to travel in 2035, a near doubling of the 3.8 billion figure for 2016. Airports need to be prepared not only for the continuous increase in passenger numbers, but also their demands. (more…)

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Cool IoT Use Cases: Smart parking relieves traffic congestion

Market overview

Facilitating parking in city centres is good for the local economy. If the political will is there it’s relatively easy to deploy smart parking systems and many authorities see them as the logical first step of large smart city projects. (more…)

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