Today’s transportation service operators are facing challenges to improve safety, mobility efficiency and infotainment in order to strengthen passenger retentions. Among these, mobile Internet access has been the most demanded. In fact, onboard Wi-Fi has been implemented by some commercial airlines on their aircrafts. Therefore, service providers have to consider the future impact on the traffic growth over Wi-Fi connections.
The traffic on the streets have become more and more congested, which often cause delays for transit vehicles, especially buses. Thus, local governments are seeking cost-effective ways to improve the situation. In recent years, the technological concepts of V2I (Vehicle-to-Infrastructure) and TSP (Transit Signal Priority) have received increased attention as the reliable and cost-efficient way to free up the street congestion and make the traffic more energy efficient at the same time.
Reliable and agile intercommunication plays a crucial role in today’s military missions. In other words, communications across the command network coverage, from the commander to the frontline, must be prompt and stable. Therefore, military forces are adopting gateway systems inside combat and tactical vehicles to improve communication efficiencies in the fields.
Mobile video surveillance is forecasted to grow with continuous momentum, triggered by the rising demands for public security and safety. In fact, this technology has been widely adopted by both public and private sectors to protect them from crime. Apparently, the surveillance market has shifted from cable-based CCTV structures to go wireless by adopting network technology. For instance, Tokyo Metro Co. will install IP surveillance cameras in over 3,000 subway vehicles, starting in 2018 or 2019, as an initiative to improve passenger safety for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. TOEI Transportation, the authority of transportation in Tokyo, has launched plans to install surveillance cameras in the ceiling of each subway vehicle to collect video footage for evidence use.
In recent years, there are some waste collection companies beginning the adoption of digital technology to optimize their assets and investments. Since fleets and drivers are critical for the success of such business, it is essential to equip them with an onboard vehicle computer that can maximize route planning, ensure safety on roads, and help perform collections punctually. The implementation of such device is meant to replace manual routing so that the locations for dispatch can be automated to reduce unnecessary mileage, lower carbon footprint and improve customer satisfaction.
Mission critical workforces and vehicles in fields of law enforcement, fire fighters, ambulance, public transit and rescue teams are often working in remotely hazardous areas where network signals might be poor. However, they have become highly dependent on wireless networks in order to perform their works right. For instance, ambulance staff needs wireless networks to send the video images of the patient to the dispatching hospitals in order to prepare the right treatments. If they experience poor signal or interruption to their network communication, they cannot perform certain duties.
In recent years, the incidents of attempted terror attacks on metro systems have increased at a global level. To assure the safety of the passengers, video surveillance systems for public transit setting seem to be the immediate solution. Being the country with world’s most complicated transit network and highest passenger volume, the metro operators in Japan has initiated a plan to install thousands of surveillance cameras in metro trains for security and safety purposes. To coordinate all the cameras, a rugged and reliable video surveillance gateway for metro system is needed to meet the requirements for integration of multiple IP cameras in order to perform mobile video monitoring with HD resolution.