The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming the transportation industry. From passenger safety and fleet management to transport logistics and connected vehicles, smart transportation systems help move people and goods safely, more efficiently, and cost-effectively.
Smart transportation systems automate our highways, railways, airways, and waterways, improving the environment, public safety, and quality of life. They deliver products and passengers more quickly and productively, helping transportation companies improve economics and increase customer satisfaction.
ARE YOU READY FOR THE INTERNET OF THINGS?
Next-generation transportation systems must efficiently gather, analyze, and act upon massive volumes of data—very quickly and predictably. The Internet of Things introduces unprecedented scalability, reliability, and security challenges for transportation industry IT planners.
Vast numbers of endpoints—smart sensors, GPS devices, transponders, handheld devices—will generate unprecedented volumes of data. How will you collect, exchange, and process IoT big data?
Automated guidance and control systems and transport logistics solutions demand extreme reliability for safety, efficiency, and on-time delivery. How will you ensure continuous availability and high performance for critical data and applications?
Adding IoT elements—connected vehicles, beacons, sensors, mobile devices—to your network heightens security concerns. Device discovery, identification, and management become crucial. How will you safeguard data privacy and protect and manage systems against malicious attacks?
IOT SOLUTIONS FOR SMART TRANSPORTATION
Red Hat’s intelligent transportation systems solutions architecture is specifically designed to address the stringent scalability, reliability, and security requirements of the Internet of Things. The three-tier architecture is composed of distinct device, gateway, and application tiers for ultimate flexibility, extensibility, and economics.
The device tier contains smart endpoints that monitor the flow of goods, passengers and vehicles. The datacenter/cloud tier includes the applications and services that intelligently manage the transportation ecosystem such as fleet telematics, traffic control systems and transport logistics solutions. The gateway tier acts as an intermediary that facilitates communications, offloads processing functions, and drives action.