Chapter 3. Smart Objects: The “Things” in IoT

Imagine the IoT-enabled connected vehicle and roadway highlighted in Chapter 1, “What Is IoT?” That car has an impressive ecosystem of sensors that provides an immense amount of data that can be intelligently consumed by a variety of systems and services on the car itself as well as shared externally with other vehicles, the connected roadway infrastructure, or even a whole host of other cloud-based diagnostic and consumer services. From behind the steering wheel, almost everything in the car can be checked (sensed) and controlled. The car is filled with sensors of all types (for example, temperature, location [GPS], pressure, velocity) that are meant to provide a wealth of rich and relevant data ...

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