Their isn't much information we cant access thanks to internet nor any area of interest we wont find ample resources for. We are living through a digital revolution after all, and the change and potential it offers for human advancement and growth is unmeasurable.
What beacons can do to enhance in-store customer experiences has been revolutionary not to mention the large array of content which can be distributed to employees, logistic companies, customers and more.
However in door beacons are limited and there is only a direct market focus each one provides its users. Outdoors is where the true potential for beacons lie.
With an estimated 50 million devices currently connected to the internet across the globe, the significance of offering a service which will aid users in their everyday life is massive.
Developing a beacon that is tough, resilient, reliable and able to adapt to rugged terrain would create further advancement in this area of technology and provide a new resource for information in the real world.
Joining forces with cities and governments beacons could be deployed on all major highways and city streets, across train lines and accident prone roads. What this will create is an interconnected city, one constantly exchanging and updating real time information on traffic and weather to its users.
These outdoor beacons will become an intelligent system, one that will have the potential to radically change our current systems and processes. The beacons will send traffic updates to users mobile phones or even enabled smart watches as well as alert those already on the road with digital signs before entering major highways.
The potential to ease traffic congestion will allow for speedier arrival times for emergency services like ambulances who would now have access to information regarding traffic jams and accidents.
Cities prone to flooding or heavy snow fall could rely on beacons, placed on increments on roads, to issue warnings and cautions to safety in the area. Perhaps your phone will now know your car is snowed in before you do.
An outdoor deployment of beacons in a heavily populated city with a great deal of road traffic, would create a radical advancement in current road services and trends. Developing a more interconnected and real time system, which the public would be reliant on to estimate traffic times and congestion.
*Image Source: AP Photo/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ben Gray : http://goo.gl/nB2QuE
Posted by Callum Murphy