Digital Transformation Through Internet Of Things
The Internet of Things (IoT) will be a major driver of digital transformation in the specialist transport services and will allowdelivery drivers to know which shipments to focus on in real time. IoT will help logistics business transportation processes to optimize driver’s schedules, reduce delivery times and increase efficiency.
One of the major sources of streaming data that powers IoT will come from sensors. Connected things will include a host of sensors including accelerometers, heat and humidity components, pressure components, cameras and microphones. Industries that will benefit from connected things include automobiles and manufacturing as well as logistics, retail and utilities.
However, sensor capabilities are becoming more complex. The trend today is multiple sensor capabilities in single connected device with microcontroller units that will tell the sensors what to do. Meanwhile, there is no common interconnection standard for IoT. Manufacturers that require connection for their products have to use communication chips with several wireless technologies that include 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and iBeacon.
Data collection, processing, storage and analytics are very important for the logistics industry. Artificial intelligence or cognitive processing engines can offer natural language processing (NLP), machine learning and image and text analytics to enhance the IoT apps.
IoT data can be used by industries to understand present conditions and trends, comprehend unstructured data from videos and images and gain unstructured textual data from insights. Advanced AI capabilities will enhance the levels of automation that are offered to industrial IoT so that flexibility will be increased in the manufacturing process and unwanted costs are minimized.
Most of the hardcore computer processing behind the IoT apps happens in the cloud; however, latency and reliability factors have to be performed using on board computers within devices. IoT will be the next venue for cloud computing to enable fast and efficient data storage and processing.
On the other hand, the focus of specialist transport services is continuous innovation in the IT system so that customers will have an interactive look at their shipments in real time. Customers are given a level of control over their shipments by allowing them to view and modify ongoing activities regarding their goods and materials.
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