When we talk about the IoT (Internet of Things), a smart-cities discussion is sure to come up. So it’s no wonder a lot of big-name companies want to be at the forefront of all these engagements. And AT&T is positioning itself in the smart-city space in a big way, having announced it is building a framework that leverages the IoT to connect cities. Through IoT innovations and alliances with technology leaders and industry organizations, AT&T’s smart-city framework aims to create impactful solutions for cities and citizens.
The entire month of February The Peggy Smedley Show focused on connected cars and even usage-based insurance. So when the NSC (National Safety Council), www.nsc.org, unveiled its new road safety report, it certainly turned a lot of heads and garnered a lot of attention. It certainly caught mine. But in case you missed the ruckus, let me enlighten you.
So often nowadays when we talk about the connected car, we talk about safety solutions. That’s because OEMs (original-equipment manufacturers) are realizing that consumers are past the point of simply wanting to be connected to their apps while they’re in the car. They expect it.
Have you ever really given much thought to Uber? Maybe what I really should be asking is what do you really know about Uber? The company’s most recent announcements include a pilot program that will leverage smartphone technology to verify customer feedback about how safe or unsafe a driver is during the customer’s trip. As you’d imagine, feedback is integral to the Uber system, which is why the company asks passengers and drivers to review each other after each trip.
Augmented reality, otherwise known as AR technology, is pretty impressive stuff when you consider what it can, or more importantly, what it is doing in the area of maintenance, repair, and service. It goes way beyond what is being offered in retail outlets. Today AR has made some serious leaps and bounds and manufacturers are going to be the serious beneficiaries in the IoT (Internet of Things) world.
Smartphone integration in vehicles today is becoming about more than just the driver’s ability to use voice-controlled commands.
It’s CES week and there are lots of new innovations. Thousands of people are walking the aisles of CES and it’s just a sight to behold all the enthusiasm for all the gadgets. But the real question is which innovations will hit their mark in 2016?
We talk a lot about smart home and how companies are trying their best to make the value of adopting smart-home technologies clearer to consumers.