Smart Public Transportation

Updated: Jun 24

Data is available everywhere and with the entry of more Internet of Things (IoT) devices in the market, cities are able to easily generate and capture data they can use to enhance citizens' quality of life while transforming into smart cities.

Integration of connected modern technologies and programs into the public transport system is a key area in the advancement of smart mobility which forms an integral part of the smart city strategy across the world.

IoT devices and 5G communication technology is the emerging technology that is enabling the new opportunities for public transport in smart cities. They provide sensors that can be embedded into any machine, high-speed networks, advanced communication technologies, and automation needed to manage and control the transport systems.

Expected Outcomes of the Smart public transportation

Following are some of the Expected outcomes of the smart public transportation

Increased efficiency

A mobility network that is efficient, reliable, and convenient is one of the highly valued features of a smart city. Smart public transport provides a solution for congestion and traffic increasing efficiency in service delivery and response to emergencies.

Data collected by automated vehicles are used to provide real-time information to vehicle users improving mobility for all road users. Connected vehicles offer passengers a convenient and efficient means of traveling. There is also a decrease in the number of fatalities, injuries, and collisions on the roads.

In addition, smart buses can monitor and collect data such as passenger flows and driving behavior, giving rapid insights to the city traffic management that can pinpoint areas that need efficiency improvements allowing fleet operators to consolidate fleet management, facilitate daily operations, improve public safety and enhance the traveling experience.

Improved Public Safety

Criminal activities and terrorist attacks across the world can be mitigated when vehicles and infrastructure are integrated and networked to become autonomous.

Smart transportation for cities that are more intelligent can make modern public transport safe by reducing the opportunities for both physical and cyber-attacks. Real-time live surveillance and video analytics vehicle fleets can be implemented to respond to emergency events and ensure the security and safety of drivers and passengers.

Smart transportation networks are safer because they're connected, flexible, and able to respond to emergencies. Sensor technology allows city transportation system operators to constantly monitor traffic flow and respond to potential disruptions before they occur.

Enhanced Environmental Sustainability

Sources of energy to power transportation take a toll on the environment. If cities implement smart public transport through the use of advanced technologies and policies that support sustainable relationships between transportation and the environment, they will be able to reduce the environmental impact.

Reduced traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions result in cleaner air. Cities that are working to accommodate smart public transport can expect to realize even greater environmental benefits.

WIASE RESEARCH INSTITUTE is committed to empowering cities and communities with the latest technology with the collaboration of DATA SCIENCE to implement the smart solution which can help cities and communities to survive in current challenges they are facing to be sustainable.

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