What Is IoT?
It is impossible to go very long without hearing that IoT, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, and AI are going to completely transform everything we do, both personally and professionally. Yet, for all the talk, most people are willing to admit that, while they might vaguely know what the concepts are and some of the anecdotal effects of these technologies permeating our everyday lives will be, they don't exactly know how to get started.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network that not only connects people, but also the objects around them. A network of smart objects which works together in collecting and analyzing data and autonomously performing actions. Simply put, if a device has an on-off switch and can be connected to the Internet, it’s considered a part of the IoT. Some familiar examples include Amazon Echo, Fitbit, smart refrigerators, connected toothbrush and many more.
IoT and Connected cars
As companies begin to invest more and more into the Internet of Things, one area they are particularly interested are IoT enabled cars. Connected cars offer great value to consumers (safety, reliability, and convinience) and will have tremendous impact on the auto industry. Connected Cars can avoid collisions by tracking the speed and maintain the perfect distance between vehicles. Even though most of the cars are already equipped with GPS, IoT connected cars will include smart navigation system which can based on the past dataset real-time traffic and weather condition to make the suggestions for best route and the best time to leave for the driver’s destination.