With a focus on the IoT (Internet of Things), and other emerging technology, a big trend from Sensors Midwest in Rosemont, Ill., is that sensors are getting smaller and more accurate. This point was never more evident by the number of announcements to support the emergence of new products popping up as of late.
Safety and interoperability are key components of the next generation of transportation, which will feature autonomous capabilities that rely on sensors and other smart devices to connect vehicles to each other and to the surrounding infrastructure.
For manufacturers, a digital transformation often means looking for new ways to leverage technology and IoT (Internet of Things)-derived data to generate revenue. And in many cases this means talking about the next generation of manufacturing. What does this actually look like, and what steps do manufacturers need to take to achieve Industry-4.0 status?
In this column I have been writing about how servitization is an important trend for industrial companies and beyond and how IoT services are creating an outcomes-based economy that benefit tech suppliers and end users alike. Perhaps that’s why it makes a lot of sense to extend the discussion and take a closer look at smart cities and how IoT (Internet of Things) services will play a role in helping cities prepare for a huge upcoming shift—urbanization.
Asset managers who deploy asset-monitoring and management solutions can benefit from realtime data without having to physically monitor their assets, and this remains one of the most common uses of IoT (Internet of Things) technology.
Servitization is a transformation journey. Along this journey, businesses work to develop capabilities for providing services that supplement their traditional product portfolios. In last week’s column I went into great detail to explain these points. So this column, I will give some real-world examples of servitization in action and will offer up what steps manufacturers and other businesses can do to begin their own transformation journey.
The IoT (Internet of Things) is facilitating servitization and a transition toward a more outcomes-based economy. But the real question for you is do you understand how your company can leverage it to help you work smarter, not harder? The other key points that companies need to rethink in today’s connected economy is the way products are designed and manufactured to the way they’re sold, operated, and serviced. And this last point—product servicing—is worth underlining.
The situation last week in Lynchburg, Va., was one no one wanted to read or write about, let alone live through, but it seems Mother Nature has little regard for human comfort and, at times, even human life. Heavy rainfall in Lynchburg put infrastructure back on everyone’s minds, as the potential collapse of the College Lake Dam weighed heavy on the minds of Virginians and Americans everywhere for several days.
Phil Renaud, executive director for The Risk Institute at Ohio State University, joined Peggy Smedley to talk about the epidemic that is plaguing this country: distracted driving. He talked about what needs to be done and the behavioral change that is necessary when it comes to cellphones and driving. They discuss the root cause of distracted driving today and what is coming in the month ahead.
Whether it’s a vending machine, a piece of equipment on a factory floor, or a pacemaker, “it” is probably better off connected. In general, the more data decisionmakers can gather about an object, process, or environment, the better.
Sensors will transform life and business in urban centers as more data collection changes human intelligence. By 2050, around 70% of the world's population is expected to live in cities, according to the United Nations, www.un.org, and urbanization isn't the only shift on the horizon for the world's cities. The IoT (Internet of Things) is increasingly allowing cities to offer the kind of high-quality lifestyle and vibrant economic climate that attracts residents, businesses, and visitors alike. (Is interoperability next? See related story)
Winter is fast approaching in many areas of the world, and that means icy road conditions.
Trailblazers. Innovators. Pioneers. These are the people others look to for inspiration, direction, and motivation. When it comes to the ways IoT (Internet of Things) technology can revolutionize life and business, pioneers look not only at the here and now but also to the future. These individuals, groups, companies, and organizations think outside of the box, they don’t take “no” for an answer, they look for novel ways to solve age-old dilemmas, and they anticipate what’s coming next. In this way, they stay a step (or two, or 10) ahead of the rest.
Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that Husqvarna is using a wireless sensor device co-developed by Telit and Wireless System Integration (WSI), an award-winning Sweden-based design house developing wireless products and systems, in their city robotic mower pilot program.
Executives in the C-suite of just about any business should have their eyes on how the IoT (Internet of Things) can improve operations and help their companies or organizations reach their goals, whatever those goals may be. Universities are businesses, too, and the people at the top are responsible for thinking about attracting and retaining students, cutting operating costs, improving workflows, and maximizing safety, among other considerations.