The concept “Internet of Things” is an ever-present part of the parking industry. From apps that guide you to a parking space to parking management systems that notify parking enforcement of violators, the Internet of Things is revolutionizing our industry.
A new related concept that is catching on is the Internet of Vehicles. The IoV is the consolidation of the internet and the IoT.
The Internet of Vehicles is a communication system between vehicles and public networks. This communication system gathers data about the movement of vehicles, which can result in the creation of different mobile application services. Many public transportation companies already use the IoV in order to check the routes bus drivers use. This can also provide the users with practical information such as the expected arrival time of buses to a particular stop.
The long-term goal of the Internet of Vehicles is a system of interconnected cars that can drive autonomously by using data from the roads and other cars on the road. Apple’s Carplay and Google’s Android Auto are the first steps towards this goal.
The Internet of Vehicles is surely going to revolutionize the parking industry just as much as the automotive industry in ways we cannot yet expect.