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HOW THE INTERNET OF THINGS WILL CHANGE OUR LIVES

Internet and its applications have become an integral part of today’s human lifestyle. It has become an essential tool in every aspect. Due to the tremendous demand and necessity. Communication over the internet has grown from user – user interaction to device – device interactions these days. IoT in the automotive industry appeared around the beginning of the 21st century, with navigation systems changing dramatically the relationship between the driver and the vehicle. We are now in the second period with ‘mirror devices’ such as mobile phones or portable navigation units known as nomadic devices, whose screens are used by car owners or drivers while driving their vehicles.

IOT would make possible all manner of transformative technologies, from digital sensors that allow crops to report when they are thirsty or under attack by insects to parking spaces that alert us when they’re available to tiny implants that continuously monitor our health as we go about our lives. That long-anticipated day is still a ways off, because at this point the Internet of Things might more accurately be described as an Internet of Costly Things.
That influence is only going to deepen as more connected cars come online and as consumers continue to demand more technology in their vehicles. It will consist of all advanced driver-assistance systems and automated driving solutions.

Every day, technologies based on IoT make factories smarter, safer and more environmentally sustainable. IoT connects the factory to a whole new range of smart manufacturing solutions, which run around the production. The dramatic improvements to production and cost reduction are projected to generate billions in revenue growth and productivity over the next decade. The transformation that it implies is huge. Along with the development of human-computer interaction technology and improvement of people’s living standards, smart home system has drawn more and more attention in IoT. Over half of major new business processes and systems will incorporate some element of IoT by 2020, it’s a small world. It’s also an increasingly hot, crowded and contentious one. The combined effect of climate change and society’s impact on the earth is intensifying struggles over natural resources while also threatening our infrastructure, food systems and quality of life.

IoT gives manufacturers the ability to track objects, to find out how consumers are using a certain product, and to determine which features are the prominent ones. This creates a better understanding of what adjustments should be made to the product(s) to help improve adoption and purchasing rates. Knowing what the users do with the product is something brands want to leverage and IoT makes that readily available. Adoption of IoT is expected to reach 43 % of enterprises, with the heaviest users including companies in the oil, gas, utilities and manufacturing industries. It promises to bring to the automotive industry changes that we can’t predict yet and is already influencing how carmakers build their vehicles and how they think of the future of their products.

All of the systems that we don’t think about in our day-to-day life will be more effective in keeping humans productive so the impact won’t be in just one area. Every day, technologies based on IoT make factories smarter, safer and more environmentally sustainable. IoT connects the factory to a whole new range of smart manufacturing solutions, which run around the production. The dramatic improvements to production and cost reduction are projected to generate billions in revenue growth and productivity over the next decade. The transformation that it implies is huge.

IoT-enabled devices and sensors are helping us reduce air pollution in some of our world’s biggest cities, improve agriculture and our food supply, and even detect and contain deadly viruses.

 

Article by: Blessing Bassey

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