The term Internet of Things is increasingly being used to define devices that specifically communicate with the local network, the internet, and each other, independent of human action. IoT is wearable and portable, creating a connected world by transforming surrounding physical objects into an ecosystem of information that rapidly changes the way humans live.
Key developments in IoT have been transforming the transportation sector in order to gain real-time fleet management wins.
IoT-powered solutions are largely used to address issues that an enterprise or a consumer is having. Nevertheless, that same technology can also be implemented to solve some of the most critical global challenges.
IoT can greatly optimize collection services and reduce operational costs for cities, transitioning waste management into data-driven collection processes.
Complex IoT solutions require more attention to product design details. Common mistakes companies make when they embark on an IoT product design project can delay or even cripple implementation.
New mobility concepts are rapidly implemented at a large scale in urban envrionments without any governmental intervention. This reflects the situation that technology is ready for commercial use, however policies and infrastructure are not yet in place to accomdate the new technologies. This has already caused huge drawbacks for both citizens and companies. Therefore, cities need to develop instruments to steer the implementaton from the private sector in such a way that public needs are better served. This article outlines the transnational collaborative approach that Smart Cities adopt to test state-of-the-art instruments to foster a valuable public-private collaboration.
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.
Smart technology can help make a city more accessible for the elderly and disabled, enabling them to live independently.
This article provides a high-level overview of how wireless sensors work, how networks are arranged, and how they serve real-world IoT applications.
Manual methods of measuring specific gravity have been around for ages. We wanted to explore ways to make continuous measurements with internet-connected devices.