Ankit Jhaveri









By Ankit Jhaveri

11 ways how IoT (Internet of Things) is impacting the future – Part 2

7. Smart cars to identify reckless driving trends


Reckless road driving is one of the highest reasons for accidents and deaths on roads today.

IoT based solution:

Identification of reckless drivers and driving patterns can improve road safety to prevent fatal accidents. Reckless drivers could range from distracted driving, rash driving to driving under influence. Connected cars can help traffic police, car manufacturers and insurance companies to identify rash driving and prevent accidents, thus saving lives. Insurance companies could also benefit from this information by taking information from vehicles and proposing dynamic pricing models, thus offering different pricing models for reckless drivers and better insurance premium rates for safe drivers based on their driving history.


8.  Building Management Systems


The cost of maintaining buildings is increasing rapidly, particularly when large organisations have several buildings and facilities at various locations. Facility managers need solutions to maintain energy consumptions in building and also monitor appropriate functionality of the building

IoT based solution:

IoT integrated with traditional building management systems hold the capability of creating next generation solutions for facility managers and building developers. Sensors within equipment and in essential areas enable systems to capture data such as occupancy, equipment downtime, sunlight available and over usage of ventilation. This transmitted data over the cloud can enable managers to monitor any facility from a centralised location. Multiple locations can be tracked through the main control centre to enable efficient facility usage.

Analytics applied on this data can easily give off useful trends about space usage and human behaviour, thus enabling building managers to plan better and thus save costs.




9. Fleet Management



Managing fleets of vehicles – trucks, cars or motorcycles is challenge for logistic companies. Lack of information about location, possible breakdowns and fuel consumption information lead to transportation delays and possible security issues.

IoT Based solution:

The Telefonica Fleet Management testbed at IoT World Congress showed how B2B customers from different industry segments can benefit from vehicle telematics solutions through appropriate devices and sensors in vehicles. Taking into account that each customer has different needs, business requirements and processes, vehicle telematics can play an important role to improve logistics processes, add efficiency and reduce costs. [3]


10. Traffic Management – City of Nanjing


Nanjing, once the capital of China, is the capital city of Jiangsu. It is one of the top 20 cities in China, and is growing rapidly at roughly 10%. The city is a popular transport hub and traffic congestion is difficult problem the city is trying to cope up with. [4]

IoT based solution:

Nanjing’s ITS project includes the use of connected sensors and IoT solutions to generate continuous data streams about the status of transportation systems across the city, as well as real-time analytics to deliver various apps (and information) needed by citizens, enterprises, and administrators. These applications can help them, for example, understand traffic congestion in real time and access other types of transportation intelligence so they can proactively respond to current and forecasted traffic, as well as other problems. Nanjing’s smart traffic solution illustrates how SAP® solutions can be used to understand the traffic situation in a large city in real time and generate valuable insights for municipality managers and transportation service providers. [4]

SAP solutions help people understand the as-is situation and determine the impact estimation to support real-time decisions that can mitigate estimated impacts. As we will see, SAP solutions provide these insights as part of a closed-loop process through smart learning functions that “learn” from prior patterns, impacts, decisions, and outcomes. [4]


11. Health management of the elderly


In today’s world, healthcare providers are always under pressure to reduce the cost-of-care and reduce re-admissions. At the same time, they need to continuously innovate to improve outcomes and enhance the patient experience with personalized care that consumers have come to expect.[6]

IoT based solution:

Cognizant’s IoT based solution has 3 core components:

Patient Application :
This application runs on the patient’s smartphone. It collects data from medical devices such as blood pressure monitors, scales, glucometers and pedometers via bluetooth wireless and WIFI connectivity. The data is sent to the Microsoft Azure cloud for analysis and processing. The mobile app provides patients with an easy, intuitive interface to manage all these devices and gives a view of the health activity and vitals collected.[6]

Care Team Dashboard:
The Care Team Dashboard is a web-based application deployed on Microsoft Azure that provides care teams with a comprehensive dashboard view of patient health and activity data. As real-time patient data is entered and received, the app displays historical data to enable care teams to make better decisions.[6]

Alerts & Notifications:
If the vitals recorded by the devices are outside of pre-defined thresholds, the system generates alarms. These alarms are sent to the care team as well as family members to enable them to respond to the patient’s need in real-time. [6]


The number of devices, sensors and systems getting online is increasing by the day and IoT holds potential to transform cities, communities and lives over a period of time.






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