IoT can greatly optimize collection services and reduce operational costs for cities, transitioning waste management into data-driven collection processes.
Technologies, such as RFID and IIoT, help to address cold chain inefficiencies by providing increased visibility into the locations, properties, and conditions of sensitive products.
Though IoT applications offer a host of advantages which will surely cause a disruption in technology as we know it, it comes with a fresh set of challenges, which need to be addressed in order to make it work effectively.
Every building manager should be keenly aware of the potential for “sick building syndrome” (SBS)—a term used to describe the plight of building occupants who suffer physical ailments as a result of spending time in buildings with poor air quality—and ways to prevent it. This article explains how the IoT can help them detect SBS, and keep it at bay in the future.
5G will have a profound positive impact on technologies in the manufacturing sector, such as with AI and machine learning, by making intelligent algorithms more successful at fulfilling their purpose.
Could something as simple as Bluetooth adoption lead the way to a smarter IIoT?
There's mounting pressure in the automotive industry to transform from mechanical-centric into software-defined vehicles. Manufacturers and suppliers will have to implement innovative software-based solutions to stay relevant and to keep up with consumers’ expectations.
IoT is advancing building automation beyond mere optimizations. It's bringing systems together and adding new value, through innovations like demand control and the way it improves air quality. But we must remember that IoT-based analytics platforms work only because they connect people with technology—without humans at the helm, they’re of little value.
Transport digitalization is the next step in making UK cities smarter, and with 30 percent of city traffic made up of people looking for parking, connected parking services could reduce congestion and improve public perception of the government’s ability to modernize.
Criteria like the flexibility of the platform, vendor lock-ins, and scalability are important and often overlooked when choosing an IoT platform.