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3 Top Applications of IoT in the Automobile Sector

By Auto Tech Outlook | Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Internet of Things is changing the automotive sector as it helps to maintain vehicles. 

FREMONT, CA: The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming a variety of industries, including the automotive industry. One must accept the fact that the lifestyle is shifting with connected devices. The automotive industry is striving to scale up its ability with IoT as it develops from the age of goods to the age of service and experience, from functionality to knowledge as the main object of value development, and from warehouses to intricately connected systems.

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

The Internet of Things or IoT relates to the numerous internet-connected physical devices worldwide, all gathering and exchanging data without human interference. Few examples of how IoT-based solutions are defining the modern automotive era are Car2Car networking and automated fleet management.

Top Applications of IoT in Automobile Industry

The automotive industry is developing creative and sophisticated solutions with IoT technologies, like connected car solutions, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), in-vehicle infotainment systems, navigation & telematics solutions, predictive maintenance solutions, Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) applications, Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) applications, and Vehicle to Everything (V2X) communication application.

Fleet and Driver Management

The fleet management system is the newest IoT technology in the automotive industry that uses IoT benefits and provides a wide variety of lifelong advantages to fleet operators. Cooperating with environmental and safety regulations is the main advantage of IoT applications in the automotive industry and optimizes maintenance and logistics to track driver performance.

In addition to vehicle tracking, fuel consumption monitoring, exchanging driver health and performance stats, sending idle warnings, tracking maintenance schedules, and incorporating a solution for service condition monitoring, every IoT applications in fleet management are being developed.

Real-Time Vehicle Telematics

Vehicle telematics facilitates tracking a vehicle's position, movement, status, and activity within a fleet. A massive increase of IoT in the automotive industry is due to the telematics systems, the smart cloud-connected IoTboxes on vehicles that offer real-time visibility into vehicle status, driver health, and transport optimization.

IoT-based Predictive maintenance

Predictive technology based on IoT connectivity tools gather data on a vehicle's performance by integrating big data, cloud computing, and edge computing with sensors. It analyzes the danger of malfunction in a vehicle, transfers the data over the cloud, and alert the user by decreasing breakdowns and ensuring simple maintenance.

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