Recent technological advancements in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and computer vision have enabled manufacturers to greatly increase self-driving capability in vehicles. The major benefits of autonomous vehicles include lowering fuel consumption, reducing CO2 emission, and decreasing congestion. Major automaker companies, technology giants, and specialist start-ups have continued to invest and develop autonomous vehicles, and have even begun testing their driverless cars in many regions in the US and EU.
As we transform into the digital smart city era, Intelligent Transport System (ITS) becomes an indispensable component. ITS technologies help cities manage traffic flow, idle vehicle time, congestion relief, and lower emission from reduction of idling and sitting in traffic. Many cities have implemented some upgrades including wireless networks, connected streetlights, surveillance cameras, to improve their existing infrastructures and further enhance capabilities and efficiency.
The Passenger Information System (PIS) solution for trains collects and dissipates updated real-time information to passengers. It integrates with various visual and audio components, provides access to the remote command center (or Internet) via wireless communications such as Wi-Fi / LTE for data collection, and is capable of withstanding harsh conditions.
Digital police camera systems depend on a good-sized data store. Without it, police cars would have to download video manually at the end of every shift. Additionally, in-vehicle car video systems are not reliable as they are too fragile for the constant wear and tear of police usage. Police vehicles face constant shock, vibration, and exposure to nature’s elements, like wide temperatures and humidity.
Today operators and providers are pushing full speed ahead into 5G network deployment to meet the exponential growth of mobile data usage and 5G applications. Operators and providers need to walk a fine line between upgrading their network architecture quickly and continuing to provide existing customers with uninterrupted, uncompromised services. This is also happening in parallel with the added challenge of keeping operating and upgrade expenses to a minimum. As a result, service assurance is a critical discipline for the successful upgrade of network architecture. An effective end-to-end service assurance system evaluates problems, ranks them based on their impact level, and prioritizes corrective actions. It is indispensable for operators and providers to leverage service assurance to ensure the rapid deployment of their 5G networks while maintaining or exceeding the level of services they provide to their existing customers.
Today, public safety relies more on FirstNet than ever, as first responders increasingly count on this wireless communication platform when performing their duties. Particularly in emergent medical duties, paramedics need to collaborate and communicate with other first responders, like police and firefighters, in order to have more information about the victims’ situations. This can mean a difference in saving lives.
With advancements in technology, the role of school buses has become more and more comprehensive, from merely transporting children to security incorporated vehicles. In fact, location-based tracking, attendance assurance and real-time video surveillance of both interior and exterior of the vehicle are among the most discussed requirements for school bus safety, due to risks regarding behavioral concerns of drivers and students while in transit. With the safety concerns in mind, educational organizations are adopting security technologies in their school buses to provide visibility of drivers and children, as well as the GPS/RFID tracking system to keep track of bus/student footprints.