How Telematics can Help Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
As the world becomes more urbanized and populations continue to grow, there are scientists that feel there is need to develop highly sustainable systems. Telematics integrates telecommunications, transportation, and informatics to develop systems that are more efficient. Telematics is currently being used in fleet management, vehicle tracking, and many other applications where greater accuracy is required.
When it comes to lighting, Telematics can increase efficiency to a degree that is not possible with other modern lighting systems that use photocells and timers. Here’s how you can save energy and reduce your carbon footprint.
Parking Lot Lighting
With traditional lighting systems, the photocells switches on the lights after dark or the timer estimates the time you are likely to get back. This system can be highly inaccurate. You’d have to set the timer earlier than when you are likely to arrive to avoid arriving before the lights are switched on.
Telematics employs the use of GPS systems to ensure that lights are switched on at the precise moment. GPS systems can have an accuracy of up to three meters. The error made by the GPS system is in switching on the lights is negligible and the difference may be in seconds. Whereas timers can have errors running into hours.
Accurate Scheduling System
Telematics adjusts to the changes in sunset and sunrise time. The system ensures that your landscape and security lights are always switched on at accurate times on a daily basis throughout the year. This also reduces the need for manual adjustments that are necessary for traditional timers.
Wireless telematics deal with lighting control systems that utilize a patented system. You can save up to 75% of your energy costs although most people will be able to save between 20 and 30%. There all types of solutions from apartment buildings, parking lots and even a control system for billboards.