Internet of People to Internet of Things
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So where are you reading this? We know it is a stupid question but the answer is not, so let us go through it. Where are you reading this? On a laptop, desktop (unlikely), IPad or a mobile phone. What is the common technology they share to enable this? A screen? No, because you can’t read this on television. Then what is it? It is the Internet. So let us rewind, where are you reading this, it is on the Internet. This seems like a foregone conclusion now and wastage of time to read all this, but that was not the case even a few years back. Internet was not so easy to access, information was not so readily available. The invention of the Internet has probably been as revolutionary as the invention of the wheel. It has changed our outlook on the world in many more ways than we could have imagined.
The Internet in itself has led not only to economic gains but has also had some wide-ranging social impacts. Now just spare a minute and think, if the Internet of people has been able to bring such a major revolution, what would the world look after the full potential of the Internet of Things is tapped.
With the Internet of Things or IoT, the technology goes a step further, or should we say many steps forward and connects machines to machines and machines and people. We have absolutely no hesitation in saying that IoT would bring about a sea change in the world that we can’t even imagine right now.
It is one thing that would soon be omnipresent. It has all the ingredients to be the game changer.
- Easy to implement using sensors
- A wide variety of applications, not industry specific
- Cloud storage
- Real-time data to perform analytics
Imagine a time when the car would
- Remind you to refill fuel
- Guide you to the nearest fuel station
- The station would know how much fuel is to be filled
- A card swipe would complete the process
No human intervention at all.
While this may sound a little far-fetched right now, we at IoT Research Labs are trying to take a step in this direction.
We have come up with comprehensive and customizable fleet management solutions. It is a well-known fact that transportation accounts for 40 percent of the logistics cost and logistics cost in India are 4-5 times that of any developed country. This data is more than sufficient to understand that there are some pores in the system. We have started on this journey in an attempt to seal those gaps.
Just to give you a fair idea of the true power of IoT we would like to highlight some of the solutions that we can provide.
We do not stop at tracking. We go a step further and provide features such as
- Real-time alerts
- Comprehensive and user-specific analytics and reports
- Driver Behavior-Harsh Acceleration, Harsh Braking, Harsh Cornering
- Onboard diagnostics
- Preventive maintenance
These are just some of the features that we can provide. The list goes on for quite a while.
Once the true potential of the technology is unleashed, we are sure there would be a lot more to offer.
This is the just the beginning, the very beginning of the journey and we at IoT Research Labs are doing our best to ensure that a bright future lies ahead of us, a bright future lies ahead of India.