I belong to 'Jamshedpur' from Jharkhand. So for many years, I always thought Maharashtra had only two major cities: “Pune & Mumbai”!
Oddly enough, I started looking for a new job and got to know about Roadbounce project in Maharashtra state. During interview I came to know that the very first criteria is to travel continuously. Well, guess what! I love travelling!! so i decided to appear for interview and got selected for the same.
Since I am not well-versed with 'Marathi', the native language of Maharashtra state, I was quite shy and reserved while starting up.. but all my concerns got faded away very soon as I traveled through this land of saints and warriors..
When I started my job with RoadBounce as a Field Operations team member, I was not aware that it would be such an interesting journey. After my interview, I thought it’s a boring job in need of constant travelling. I was very sure I will be searching for a new one within a month or so. But when I actually started working as a field engineer, I came to know that it’s a great opportunity to travel and explore some amazing places which I could have never seen in my life!
And I started a journey on the path of life, sure to create lots of memories to cherish..
Pothole-reporting apps, more ambulances and speed checks are no substitute for prevention. As with all public health approaches, road injury prevention requires effective management to put in place sustainable and evidence-based measures and overcome obstacles to implementing safe practices.
Using Smartphones as time-bound IoT setup, can save huge capital investments. However, sensor data of a $10 phone is not always be as reliable as the one from a $500 phone. Differences arise in quality of data, frequency of data acquisition, consistency of data correctness or incorrectness, and due to calibration issues.
This is a second article from a series which identifies how smartphone sensors can be used reliably to produce scientific data for IoT applications. Previous article can be found here
Part-1 – Data Regression
..IoT has changed our mindset from internet of ‘devices’ to ‘things’.
Wait.. this actually had already been happening behind the scenes through many years! From custom silicon chips, to OBC (on board computers), to Embedded systems (port based communication), SCADA (client server), to home/industry automation and now connecting every ‘thing’. The downsides and/or limitations of such a mesh network of every thing had been known for years too. Security, distribution, standardization to say the least, and money needed for physical enhancement of all the ‘things’ in the physical space.
IoT emerges as a business opportunity for many, and with advent of physical innovations ranging from better and faster silicon chips to Nano-technology, the future is exciting as we stand on the verge of next big thing...
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has partnered with RoadBounce, a Mobile based Road Condition Assessment Technology, to pilot an initiative that will help the government assess road quality and safety. RoadBounce technology captures road condition just by driving a car on any road, and provides a list of high priority patches to be fixed...