Five Ways in Which the Internet of Things Is Helping the Environment
Connectivity, sensor technology and all things IoT are helping to create a greener world.
Jun 11, 2017—
Following a successful pilot program undertaken by Gemalto, engine technology and telematics provider Ashwoods Lightfoot and the Exeter City Council, the prospect of efficient, greener driving for everyday road users is becoming a reality. But it's not just driving that's feeling the environmental benefits of the Internet of Things' extensive reach, and the tech world is beginning to see IoT devices increasing energy efficiency in homes and on farms.
Here are five ways in which the IoT is helping to reduce strains on the environment:
Intelligent, autonomous cars can usher in a new era of green driving by allowing cars on the road to communicate and process what other vehicles are about to do. This enables traffic to move at the same speed with only a few meters between vehicles, thereby reducing the fuel inefficiency brought on by the speed and gear changes of human-operated vehicles. IBM'S Watson IoT platform has been used to create a driverless car called Olli. The platform analyzes the vast amounts of data that come from the sensors in the vehicle, allowing it to accelerate, decelerate and change lanes without driver input.
2. Connected Wildlife
3. Waste Not, Want Not
4. Sensing Change
5. Smarter Farming
JC Lazcano is the VP of machine-to-machine sales for North America at Gemalto.
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