The internet of things(IOT) technology is finally here. The ability of objects to communicate to each other over the web is changing the way things are done. According to Garter Inc, 25 million objects will be connected by 2020.The new technology is affecting the airline industry, and the executives must pay attention. Jason Hope is a technology entrepreneur who shared the following insights on the same.
Every part of the Boeing 787s is connected to a wireless network. This way, there is a real-time collection and analyzing of data. In case a section of the plane is performing poorly, mechanics are ready for it even before it lands.In addition to this, sensors are helping monitor the state of safety items on the plane, giving the travelers a piece of mind.
Through IOT, check-in’s have been made easy. Airlines are now sending boarding passes via email. At the airport, sensors can direct passengers on where exactly they need to go and even alert them their plane is about to take off. In case you are not comfortable on your seat, sensors can detect this and alert a crew member correct the situation.Imagine if you could track your luggage virtually in the airport? Or better still, if your luggage if your luggage could sense and find you? This is now possible.
Airlines like AirAsia have adopted the GE Aviation technology for saving using energy efficiently. This is done through analyzing of trajectory, terrain conditions, navigation routes and similar data.According to Jason, this is just the beginning, IOT will take over other industries as well.
About Jason Hope
John is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, futurist, and investor with a keen interest in technology, education, disease cure, biotechnology and scientific research. He grew up in Tempe and obtained a finance degree from Arizona State University.He likes indulging in politics to understand its relation to business. Mr. Hope’s generous spirit saw him make a $500,000 contribution to the SENS foundation; a research project that aims to fight age-related diseases.