The Internet of Things
The world is constantly changing and many technological advances are taking place. One such development is the “Internet of Things” or IOT, as it is also known. Essentially, the Internet of Things extends Internet connectivity to everyday objects and physical devices. Simply put, the Internet of Things is a connection of smart devices. The concept of the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is already affecting the way we live, from the way we behave to the way we react.
The definition of the Internet of Things continues to evolve due to the consolidation of multiple technologies, such as machine learning, real-time analytics commodity sensors and embedded systems. Take, for example, our air conditioner which is connected to our smartphones and which we can easily control with our smartphones; we also have smart watches which we can use to track our daily activities. IOT is also present in the navigation systems of our smart cars, which offer shorter routes to different places.
Simply put, the Internet of Things is a gigantic network that connects devices together. These devices can also collect and share information about their operation and the different environments in which they work and function. These devices are able to collect and share information because they have censors. Most modern devices are equipped with censors. These devices range from our phones to household appliances, computers, vehicles and even traffic lights. These censors are present in almost everything we encounter in our daily activities.
The censors have the ability to transmit data about the status of the device they are working in. The question one might ask is how these censors are able to share this data and how this data can be useful to us. That is where IOT comes in: it provides a platform for devices to deposit their data. It not only provides a platform, but also helps to bring the deposited data together in a common language that allows all connected devices to communicate with each other. When the data is deposited from the devices, the IOT analyses that data and once the analysis is done, extracts valuable information and shares the result with other devices. The shared results allow for better automation of the user experience and also help other devices to improve effectively when needed.
For example, if you buy a car, you will have multiple sensors and while you are driving, the censors in the car will continue to collect and share data, so that if any part of the car is faulty, the censor in that area will be able to send a “check engine” message to the dashboard. The information from the sensor is sent to the car’s diagnostic box, which in turn sends the information to a gateway in the car. The gateway in sends informtion to platform. The in-car gateway can securely send this information to the manufacturer’s platform. Information from other similar cars. There is the so-called asset management system, in which all the manufacturers’ cars on the road are registered, as well as the parts available in their various warehouses. When the data is shared, the manufacturer receives notification of the car’s problem and the platform can automatically schedule an appointment for the car’s maintenance, as well as directions to the nearest dealer, etc. The platform ensures that the dealer is properly informed about the car and what is needed.
The manufacturers then find out how many cars have had similar problems, whether they were produced in the same factory, and help the manufacturer to improve the design and features of future products. This is just a summary of how the Internet of Things works.