The evolution of the Internet of Things and M2M solutions are promising a wealth of strategic benefits for organisations across the globe. But what’s in it for consumers? How can we, the general public, benefit from this revolutionary technology?
One answer is the introduction of Connected Cars!
Local Authorities are buzzing with excitement about how vehicle telematics can help with their ‘Smart City’ plans, but there are also benefits for the average car driver. Let’s take a look.
- Reduced Commuting Time
With Local Authorities starting to build Smart Cities, the data produced by your Connected Car could help monitor congestion patterns, which will feed into congestion reducing plans for the future. If you don’t want to share your data with your local council, then you could take advantage of a crowd-sourced solution, such as those provided by Clearview Traffic Group. These solutions assist drivers with journey-planning, helping them to avoid traffic jams and accident sites, and helping them to find a parking space.
- Roadside Assistance
Vehicle Insurance “black boxes” are becoming increasingly commonplace, but the benefits far outreach a simple reduction of car insurance premiums. Vehicle Telematics company, Drivenlower, produce devices that utilise 2-way voice communication to assist drivers in the event of an accident, ensuring help is deployed as quickly as possible.
- Crime Prevention
Did you know that in Europe alone, over 1.2 million cars are stolen every year? That’s an astonishing 3,288 cars per day. In the event of a theft, drivers can be left feeling helpless whilst the police endeavour to find their vehicle. TracknStop provides a solution which helps reduce the occurrence of vehicle thefts and enables consumers to work with the appropriate authorities if their car is stolen. The device can be retrofitted into any vehicle and gives owners the ability to remotely track, safely disable, and retrieve the car should it be stolen.
So there you see. The Internet of Things does promise great things for consumers as well as businesses.
For communications resellers looking to provide such benefits to customers across the UK, wholesale communications provider, Zest4, have recently formed a partnership with M2M experts, Arkessa. This partnerships enables Zest4 to offer reseller partners complete M2M solutions including expert knowledge, optimised tariffs and competitive commercials. In addition, resellers can benefit from Zest4’s unrivalled service levels and dedicated commercial and technical support.
For more information on M2M solutions from Zest4, call 0161 956 3355 or visit http://www.zest4.com/machine-to-machine.php.