Automakers are using high-speed wireless connectivity to bring sophisticated software and services to the vehicle. These IoT connections and the “Big Data” they generate can help OEMs continually improve their vehicles and develop new applications to enhance the driving experience.

Usage-Based Insurance

Telematics service providers are helping insurers write policies based on real-world driving behavior, instead of broad demographics like age, gender, or credit score. Accurate driving data helps insurers reduce fraud and losses to due to claims and build stronger customer relationships. At the same time, IoT connectivity provides a platform for new in-vehicle services and business models.

Fleet Management

Modern fleet operators need open, secure, and scalable wireless communications to track vehicles and keep drivers connected. New IoT applications are helping fleet managers optimize logistics and maintenance, improve efficiency and conserve fuel. And onboard WiFi connections help operators dispersed over thousands of miles act as a unified mobile workforce.

First Responders

The IoT is putting new tools in the hands and vehicles of mobile responders, so they can respond to problems faster and more effectively. Wireless computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and in-vehicle network connectivity bring timely information to help emergency medical responders, police and firefighters operate more efficiently, reduce response times and, potentially, save lives.


Transit authorities and public transportation operators worldwide are using the IoT to keep people moving. By connecting buses, trains and tramways with intelligent wireless connectivity, they can make transportation safer and more efficient, and provide a better passenger experience. Connected transit applications also help lower costs, conserve energy and enable new revenue-generating services.

Container Tracking

Shipping companies are using the IoT to maintain continuous, up-to-date information about containers on ships, trains and trucking fleets. With the ability to remotely track conditions like cargo location and temperature, as well as detect when containers have been tampered with, they can operate more efficiently, reduce losses and deliver higher-quality shipping services.

Toll Collection

Governments and roadway authorities are using the IoT to enable more accurate and efficient toll collection. Onboard systems that track vehicle location allow them to accurately assess tolls and assure compliance anywhere, from a centralized location. With real-world information and the flexibility to make changes remotely, they can better manage public roads and resources.
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