Many local authorities measure the punctuality and reliability of public transport providers that they have licenced to operate in their area.
They measure this using GPS, telemetry and manually recorded data. The information is then stored in a central database and released to the public periodically.
This approach creates the opportunity for inaccuracy and possible data tampering.
Using IOTA, this process can be made fully automated and tamper-proof which will save money and also improve data accuracy.
RFID (Radio-frequency identification) uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached to objects. This technology can be embedded in each vehicle and at every planned destination.
When a vehicle arrives at a given stop, an IOTA message transaction is generated containing the following data: service provider, vehicle ID, stop ID, date and time.
In this way, a public database can be created storing fully accurate and verifiable service levels for each transport provider and also individual transport routes. Anyone is then free to use this information to hold entities to account and also to build services on top of it.
IOTA is currently the only network suitable for this implementation due to its characteristic of zero-fees, its ability to handle a high number of transactions per second and its public ledger.