Nairobi's traffic was ranked the fourth most painful experience among the 20 global cities surveyed in the IBM Commuter Pain Index four years ago. The survey measured commuter frustration in the sampled cities including New Delhi, Moscow, Beijing and Paris. In another study, the Kenyan Government estimates costs the country Sh50 million everyday due to traffic congestion in Nairobi.
When telephones let the entire human race talk to each other, phone companies became very big and very rich. When the Internet let millions of computers talk to each other, Internet companies became very big and very rich.
And now, all the human-made objects on earth — our cars, appliances, plumbing, even our clothes — are learning to talk to each other. The companies that build out this immense, global “Internet of Things” will become some of the biggest and richest yet. And it’s just possible that one of these companies will be Boston’s LogMeIn Inc.
Two years ago the Illinois Technology Association thought it might be a good idea to get some experts together so its members could learn more about the so-called Internet of Things. It rented a law-firm conference room, and about 100 people signed up to attend.
Attendance has doubled each year since, with about 400 expected Nov. 16–17 for the third annual ITA Internet of Things Summit at Venue Six10.
The event has also expanded from one day to two. The second day will feature presentations from about 30 companies, organizers said.
A host of major publicly traded companies aren't taking the growing Internet of Things market lightly.
"We have 28,000 customers and I haven't met one who isn't devising a strategy for the Internet of Things." said Jim Heppelmann, CEO of PTC (PTC - Get Report) , a Needham, Mass.-based software company that helps businesses utilize the Internet of Things, which refers to various products that link to the Internet.
It depends on the business. Retailers that are using RFID extensively have automated receiving at stores, so when items come in they go through a portal and are counted, and inventory is updated automatically. They use RFID to take inventory of what's on the floor weekly, rather than conducting twice-yearly inventory counts, and to identify which items are missing from the floor or in the wrong location.
There’s little doubt that the Internet of Things is the next wave of computing, the next chapter in the story that began more than 50 years ago and has already passed at least five major milestones:
• The original vacuum tube computers of the 1940s and ’50s;
• The solid-state mainframes of the ’60s;
• The minicomputers of the ’70s;
• The personal computers of the ’80s;
• The laptops of the ’90s;
• The smartphones of the ’00s.
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The Design & The City conference explores citizen-centered design approaches for the smart city, addressing how social media, big data and other digital technologies may contribute to more sustainable, liveable and sociable urban communities. Specific focus of the conference is on the expanding role of designers towards being also initiators, innovators, campaigners, connectors, organizers, critics and imagineers of alternative urban futures.
The 11th International Industrial Engineering Conference (CIGI2015) that was held on October 26-28, 2015 at Laval University in Quebec City, whose theme was “integrative engineering for responsible innovation and sustainable performance”, provided a timely opportunity to explore the synergetic interaction of two revolutionary concepts, i.e., the Internet of Things and the Physical Internet. What follows is a short summary of the highlights of the related discussions at the conference.
In 1999, Kevin Ashton wrote ‘Internet of Things’ as a title on a PowerPoint presentation and unwittingly coined a buzzword. Working at Procter and Gamble, he had come up with the idea of attaching RFID chips to consumer goods to automatically track stock levels in stores.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- For everything they can do – alert to dirty diapers, learn your thermostat preferences, etc. – devices within the Internet of Things (IoT) also pose a fairly massive challenge for the technology industry.
It’s not just that there is a daunting amount of data being generated through the multitude of connected devices, or the potential security risks some have pointed to; the challenge is more linked with the fact that the industry is not focused enough on turning the data into a decision driver.
The Internet is no longer just a network for people to communicate with other people. It's now a platform for networked devices to communicate with other devices: refrigerators with the electric utility, in-car navigation systems with roadway sensors, pacemakers with a computer in the doctor's office. This Internet of Things is enabled by a combination of technological advances, including low-cost sensors, low-power processors, and widespread wireless connectivity. It's creating a world that's alive with information.
Autonomous technology is here, now it's about getting people to use it reports Siegfried Mortkowitz.
Anyone still waiting for the tipping point for the advent of the autonomous car can now relax: it has passed. Proof was provided by the more than 1,100 representatives from every sector of the automobile ecosystem that packed the Stuttgart’s ICS Messe on Monday, the first day of the two-day TU-Automotive Europe 2015 conference.