Public Transport and Traffic
Equipping public transportation with wi-fi access is another manifestation of how public wi-fi positively affects the people.
Most noteworthy, locals and even commuters can access real-time traffic information. In effect, they can plan their travel routes better. Furthermore, commuters are able to access the internet for personal entertainment on the go. As a result, they may have a quality travel experience.
According to a study by Donald Shoup:
On average, 30 percent of the cars in congested downtown traffic were cruising for parking.
To demonstrate, the city of Barcelona solved traffic congestion by deploying responsive technologies across urban systems including special parking sensors. These devices work with an online application that shows the available parking areas.
Accordingly, these innovations yielded noteworthy cost savings. At the same time, they enhanced and improved the quality of life for locals, and even made a place for the young IoT (Internet of Things) industry.