Smart Watch, Smart Home, Smart City – How the Internet of Things Helps Shape the Future
Electronic devices are getting smarter each day: We use Smart Watches that don’t just tell us what time it is, but also make sure that we get enough exercise while staying up to date with the latest news from our Social Media feeds. We live in Smart Homes that let us check if there is still milk in our fridge while we’re at the grocery store or that let us control the heating system via remote so that the living room is warm and cozy when we get home from work.
All these applications have one thing in common: all devices within these applications are connected over the Internet – the current buzzword here is “Internet of Things” (IoT). Of course there is more to IoT than “just” Smart Home applications. Did you know that there are even Smart Cities? In this article we use a traffic application as an example to demonstrate the power of connected devices and how we can benefit from them.