Benefits of Artificial Intelligence in the Transportation Industry

The transportation industry has evolved a lot in the past decade. The integration of the web and software applications has revolutionized the way it functions. However, it still is far from perfect. There still are instances of accidents, air-crashes and miscalculation of journeys such as timing of signals, as well as navigation routes. These may be caused by factors that cannot be predicted such as weather conditions, sudden public gatherings on the road and perhaps even human errors. However, these unpredictable instances can be handled accurately with the adoption of Artificial Intelligence.

Implementing AI in the transportation industry can be used to collect traffic data and reduce road congestion as well as improve the process of scheduling public transport. This technology will also enable traffic light algorithms to operate based on the amount of traffic. For example, the “red light” can be turned on for longer durations of time if there is a high amount of traffic and the “green light” can be turned-on if there are just a few vehicles on the road. AI can also be applied to public transport for appropriate scheduling and routing of the fleet. The following paragraphs describe how AI provides these benefits to the Transportation Industry.

Traffic Management:

Sensors and camera can be installed at different points down the road. These devices collect data and sent them to the cloud in real-time. Analysis can be done on the inputs of data and by using an AI-powered system. The data can then be processed to offer valuable insights on traffic. For example, data can be collected on the number of vehicles on a stretch of road at a particular time, the types of vehicles and the occasions of accidents if any. A pattern can be identified to provide important predictions on traffic, places of accidents and road blockages.

Flight Delay Predictions:

A big predicament faced by Air Transport Industry is the instance of a flight delay.  Billions of dollars have been reported as losses because of this. Several tickets have been cancelled and at times air travel operators have even been taken to court as a result of flight delays. Along with financial loss, delay in flights can spoil the flying experiences of travelers. Artificial Intelligence can help overcome these issues. AI and machine learning components can process real-time airplane data, historical records and information on weather. These can be combined with the monitoring of airplanes using computer vision systems.  All these can reveal hidden patterns and identify possibilities that can cause flight delays as well as cancellations.

Automated Process:

An automated vehicle is a trend that is slowly picking up. But until that milestone is completely achieved, other aspects of transportation can be automated. Devices can be set up at the entrances of public transport which issue tickets to passengers as soon as they board the vehicle. Hence the task of hiring a conductor won’t be necessary. Besides the reduction in expenditure, manual process of fares is a tedious process and can be done away with.

These are just some of the possible benefits that AI can bring to the transportation industry. More can be learned about the topic from the AI experts at SGS Technologie in Jacksonville Florida. Reach out to us for a more detailed discussion.