Title: An IoT-based tracking application to monitor goods carrying vehicle for public distribution system in India

Authors: Sathish Kumar Ravichandran; Rani Chellasamy; Ganesh Kumar Pugalendhi

Addresses: Department of CSE, Christ University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India ' Government College of Engineering Salem, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India ' Anna University Regional Campus, Coimbatore, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: Designing a secured transportation system to handover food items to various fair price shops is one of the objectives of smart city development in India. In this paper, an IoT-based tracking solution for moving goods carrying vehicle is proposed. A hardware prototype model is developed using different sensors with GPS/GPRS tracking module and is attached to the vehicle. An alarm is raised to make decision in case of trouble or malfunction. The data generated by the model during the movement of vehicle is encrypted using RSA algorithm and sent to cloud for monitoring by an application developed using PHP and analysis using MapReduce programming model. Experiments are conducted to study the feasibility of the developed model during deployment. From the experiment it is observed that, the developed hardware model and the application meet the objective of monitoring vehicle, safer recovery in case of malfunction and secured delivery of items.

Keywords: internet of things; IoT; vehicle monitoring; sensors; hardware model; application development; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJENM.2021.10041398

International Journal of Enterprise Network Management, 2021 Vol.12 No.3, pp.275 - 296

Received: 10 Apr 2019
Accepted: 29 Nov 2019

Published online: 11 Oct 2021 *

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