Internet of Everything: IoT and Common IoT Applications
The Internet of Things (IoT) means the internet of everything, including everything that can be connected to the internet for remote control, such as smartphones and smart appliances. The Internet of Things (IoT) means the internet of everything, including everything that can be connected to the internet for remote control, such as smartphones and smart appliances.
Today, the IoT concept has been founded upon global network services to realize various application services by linking physical objects with virtual data. For example, control (e.g., smart voice assistants like Siri, Alexa, Goggle Voice) and detection (e.g., smart bulbs and smoke detectors) are applications of IoT.
To put it simply, the IoT we are familiar with is the fast-growing internet of “everything” because of the rapid development of mobile devices and networks.
Services with IoT: Infrastructure of Smart Cities
Famous architect Hideki Hirahara has once defined smart home with the say: “People are no more living in a boring box.” For example, the increasingly popular elderly smart home in Japan is engineered to the needs of elderly people. By regularly monitoring the physical condition and home security of elderly people, smart homes provide early warnings and activate the automatic reporting system in an emergency to provide a safe and comfortable environment.
Today, smart family products also emphasize the balance with leisure life. By combining IoT application technology with a hardware-software integration, Wistron has developed related smart home products, including smart speakers, smart cameras, and voice assistant integrated service, to build a convenient and comfortable high-quality home environment.
In addition, smart family derivatives have become the major tools of smart communities, such as the smart camera that integrates communication, acoustics, optics, image adjustment, edge computing, and detectors. Besides home security and health care, the application of smart recognition and detection systems can become part of the safety net of smart buildings to form an important part of smart communities.
EV + IoV with IoT for Future Smart Cities
To build a perfect ecosystem for smart transportation, Wistron has optimized the high-precision 3D map on the commission of the Ministry of the Interior and developed the smart transportation solution in collaboration with National Chiao Tung University. Wistron’s smart transportation integration solution is an application platform based on artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Vehicles (IoV) to facilitate seamless integration of railway transportation, highway transportation, and new shared mobility service and provide real-time traffic information to deal with the traffic and transportation challenges in smart cities. Take railway transportation for example. Wistron has studied the train 3D safety warning system with core technologies including video monitoring, AI image recognition, warning system, and automatic train control (ATC system). By combining the real-time information transmission with 5G communication emphasizing low dead angle and low latency, the system can help reduce serious traffic accidents.
From smart homes, smart housing to smart cities, we can conclude that optimizing IoT application technology makes smart cities a reality.