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These Are The Killer Apps That Will Make 'The Internet Of Things' Indispensable In Everyday Life

These Are The Killer Apps That Will Make 'The Internet Of Things' Indispensable In Everyday Life | Web of Things | Scoop.it

Here are some of the devices and applications that will be implemented at the consumer and civic level that we think will make the Internet of Things, or IOT, a critically important part of our daily lives:

Kitchen and home appliances  such as refrigerators, washers and dryers, and coffee makers that can keep track of when the milk is out and let you know when the clothes are dry.

 

Lighting and heating products , including bulbs, thermostats, and air conditioners that maximize energy efficiency.

 

Safety and security monitoring devices such as baby and assisted living monitoring systems, smoke detectors, fire hydrants, cameras, sensor-equipped drawers and safes, and home alarm systems. 

 

Health and fitness products that measure exercise, steps, sleep, weight, blood pressure, and other statistics.

 

Intelligent traffic management systems , including toll-taking operations, congestion penalties, and smart parking-space management.

 

Waste management systems , such as garbage cans and recycle bins with RFID tags that allow sanitation staff to see when garbage has been put out."Pay as you throw programs" are also likely to decrease garbage waste and increase recycling efforts.

 

Industrial uses , including Internet-managed assembly lines, connected factories, and warehouses, etc.

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Sensor networks in SF and LA eliminate the search for parking spots | ExtremeTech

Sensor networks in SF and LA eliminate the search for parking spots | ExtremeTech | Web of Things | Scoop.it
By placing magnetic sensors underneath parking spots, drivers in San Francisco can check for available spaces in real time on their smartphones.


According to Technology Review, as many as a third of cars on the road in urban areas are circling the block to find a parking spot. This obviously slows down other cars on the road, leads to huge amounts of unnecessary pollution, and more accidents. “Circling drivers are distracted drivers,” says Jay Primus, who manages SFpark. “They’re much more likely to hit pedestrians, bicyclists, and other cars, and as they search for parking spots, making frequent turns and making frequent stops, they can cause unpredictable delays to the transit system.”


Sensor-based smart parking systems, then, could herald a huge advance for car-based transportation systems. Over in Los Angeles, which is also building a smart parking system, researchers found that a single neighborhood of 15 blocks clocked up an additional 350,000 miles every year by spending three minutes looking for a parking spot. The problem in LA is different from San Francisco: In LA, there are plenty of spare spaces, but because of sprawl and the size of the blocks, there’s a risk of having to drive a long distance to find a spot. These sensor networks will allow you to push a button on your smartphone and be directed to the closest spot.

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