Internet of Vehicles (IoV) and Its Applications

Today, technological improvements are moving towards highly intelligent and connected devices in our digital world. This impacts all industries and automotive is not an exception. Modern vehicles are slowly becoming more and more autonomous with the help of sensors and communication techniques.

An emerging technology that is spreading across all aspects of our lives is the Internet of Things. It lays the foundation for a whole new field in the area of transportation and vehicular network that is the Internet of Vehicles (IoV).

IoV is becoming a new promising paradigm with the advent of new communication and connectivity technologies in the field of wireless and mobile communication facilitated by the advancements of the Internet of Things (IoT).

It has evolved from the conventional Vehicle Ad-hoc network (VANET), which refers to the network of different entities road transport, such as vehicles, pedestrians, roads, parking lots and city infrastructure and provides real-time communication among them.

How Does The Internet Of Vehicles Work?

IoV uses V2V (vehicle-to-vehicle), V2R(vehicle-to-road), V2H (vehicle-to-human) and V2S  (vehicle-to-sensor) interconnectivity, for creating a social network with intelligent objects as participants. This leads to the existence of the Social Internet of Vehicle (SIoV). Essentially that’s the vehicular instance of the SIoT.

IoV is а complex network in which real-time communication takes place among two or more entities, using many different technologies like a navigation system, mobile communication and sensor networks for information exchange and instruction systems.

The different types of sensors installed in vehicles, smart terminals, and platforms spread across modern cities’ infrastructure, gather information, which is processed and communicate securely among all entities. Based on this data, vehicles are guided in real-time.

A Revolutionary Technology

The Internet of Vehicles is still more of an industry research area and only a small part of this research work is available to the public. However, trial versions are already being performed by

many organizations like Huawei and Google but IoV is still in the making and it will take some time to completely evolve.

The concept of this network still faces some challenges. As you know, no new technology could be fully secure. Being in its evolution stage IoV still requires some attention towards security threats. Any mistake in such revolutionary technology in automotive could affect human life or cause economic loss due to damages.

However, once any security concerns are cleared out, the Internet of Vehicle is set to change our overall driving experience. The implementation of smart city infrastructure and it’s communication with our vehicles through the IoV will make it safer than ever. In which aspects exactly? You’re about to find out.

Applications of IoV

To be more specific in how IoV will revolutionize driving experience, here are some of its main applications:

Safe Driving

As mentioned above, IoV technology provides a safe driving experience. Cooperative collision avoidance systems use sensors to detect a potential collision and send a warning notification to the driver.

Periodical messages about the vehicle’s performance or notifications of possible emergencies are also provided. Traffic jams, dangerous road conditions or accidents will all trigger an emergency message with the help of new connected roadways.

Convenience Service

IoV provides the ability to remotely access a car. This enables services like remote door lock and recovering a stolen vehicle or “find my vehicle”, which is extremely helpful if you’ve left it in a huge parking lot.

Furthermore, the technology is very helpful for transportation agencies. It improves real-time traffic, transit, and parking data, making it easier to manage transportation systems for reduced traffic and congestion.

IoV is also responsible for advanced infotainment systems. Connected cars can provide online, in-vehicle entertainment options that enable streaming music, media, navigation or other information through the dashboard.

Traffic And Crash Response

IoV brings some fundamental changes to urban congestion management, transport and

logistics, urban traffic, and our lifestyle in general. The new, connected cars can also automatically send real-time data about a crash along with vehicle location to emergency teams. This can actually save lives by accelerating the emergency response.

More Applications

Other applications of the Internet of Vehicle include:, traffic guidance system, safe navigation, intelligent vehicle control, crash prevention, electronic toll collection, traffic flow monitoring, and even vehicle autonomy.

As you can see IoV enables modern cars to do everything by themselves while ensuring the driver’s safety. It’s goal iс to satisfy growing consumer demands and provide them with next-level driving experience.

IoV Turns Vehicles In Our Assistants

Internet of Vehicles is a special application of the Internet of Things. It’s developed to work especially for the automotive industry.  IoV is now becoming a popular indispensable platform with information interaction among vehicles, pedestrians, drivers, and city infrastructure.