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Connected vehicles will revolutionize modern life in countless ways, as IoT in smart cities will change our outlook towards how society functions.

The prospect of improved urban life brings about challenges that require greater mobility. With the emergence of IoT in smart cities, the next important step is to have synchronized mobility through connected vehicles to bring about solutions to growing human requirements. With 443 smart city projects across 286 locations worldwide, the need for better transportation services have never been greater.

Enables Smart Mobility

Mobility is the key requirement for developing smart cities. With connected vehicles, individuals can easily communicate with other vehicles on the road with short frequency radio waves. Drivers will remain aware of dangerous situations when they are at an intersection or a dangerous part of the road due to the presence of sensors embedded in the system. Additionally, the technology will allow travel managers to control and decode traffic faster. They can prescribe alternative routes to transport individuals faster using IoT in smart cities to reach their preferred destination.

1. Reducing Accidents

The latest technological advancements have increased the probability of people surviving crashes or accidents. But what if the crashes can be easily avoided? A connected vehicle can drastically reduce the number of accidents and fatalities on roads. The technology in these modes of transport will help them connect well with surrounding vehicles and reduce crashes by nearly 80 %.

2. Providing Better Technological Systems

High-end vehicles today are designed with cutting-edge technological advancements such as cameras, sensors, radars, etc. The technology in connected vehicles will possess a greater range than the technology present in cars today. The efficient advancement will give vehicles alerts about potential danger or hazardous equipment faster to prevent any fatal accidents from taking place. Similar to radar, the technology doesn’t require to be in the line of sight to get effective communication through. This enables the system to warn drivers of potential dangers even though the incident is happening on top of a hill or in other places. Connected vehicle technology is less expensive than the standard technology available today. This will allow it to eventually become a standard feature in almost every car on the road in the future.

Saves the Environment

Carbon fuels and emission from vehicular discharge is putting a major dent in the environment. The efficient means of transportation offered by connected vehicles ensures that the carbon footprint left by these vehicular modules will be lower. This effective fix with IoT in smart cities will help in protecting the environment while achieving the goal of rapid urbanization.

3. Measuring Health Risks

Smart citizens using connected vehicles can remain health aware as the applications of the systems can direct them to any problems or issues. The latest sensors and technological advancements will monitor any changes in the passenger’s behavior or alert them of any health risks.

The integration of connected vehicles to IoT in smart cities is only the beginning of the transportation cycle. With the upgrade to 5G technologies, the connectivity and applications of this technology will keep on increasing. This, in turn, will improve the mobility and functionality of smart cities in the future.


Autor(en)/Author(s): Naveen Joshi

Quelle/Source: BBN Times, 14.06.2022

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