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China looks to lead the Internet of Things

China looks to lead the Internet of Things

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Ethan Farber Ethan Farber
4 years ago
china
"In buildings, the Internet has become ubiquitous but it hasn't caught up in the products that inhabit buildings -- chairs, doors, tables and mirrors."
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"We started to take these things out of our building designs to make them independent products, and try to impregnate them with as much technology as we can."
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Beijing plans to invest 5 billion yuan ($800 million) in the IoT industry by 2015. The Ministry of Information and Technology estimates China's IoT market will hit 500 billion yuan ($80.3 billion) by 2015, then double to 1 trillion yuan ($166 billion) by 2020.
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Law's company has sold 500 of the Cybertecture Mirrors and is now developing a chair that recognizes the user and records individual health data.
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New Job Profiles for the Internet of Things?

New Job Profiles for the Internet of Things?

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Ethan Farber Ethan Farber
4 years ago
The potential of the German market is 41.5 million households by 2020.
international implications - germany
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Internet of things will have 24 billion devices by 2020

Internet of things will have 24 billion devices by 2020

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Ethan Farber Ethan Farber
4 years ago
As we mentioned earlier this week, there are 9 billion connected devices at present, and by 2020, that number is going to explode to 24 billion devices, according to new statistics released by GSMA, the global mobile industry trade group.
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Check out the GSMA’s data on connected devices in this infographic:
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The Internet of things

The Internet of things

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Ethan Farber Ethan Farber
4 years ago
50 billion devices by 2020, according to companies like Ericsson.
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What's to fear with Digital Ubiquity or the Internet of Things?

What's to fear with Digital Ubiquity or the Internet of Things?

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Ethan Farber Ethan Farber
4 years ago
fter all, only between 20% and 30% of stores have wifi installed in the US and even less in most of the rest of the world.  
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The Internet of Things: Hardware with a Side of Software | TIME.com

The Internet of Things: Hardware with a Side of Software | TIME.com

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Ethan Farber Ethan Farber
4 years ago
This year, however, was the first year when I could actually say the Internet of Things was on display. I saw examples of nearly every type of electronics device — from coffee makers, ovens, fridges, cars, clocks, stereos, exercise equipment, and my personal favorite: an LED lightbulb with a wireless speaker built in.
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On the show floor, the pavilion for the smart/connected health area was the biggest I have ever seen it: Several dozen vendors were there showing off the latest in smart health. Every single smart health and body sensor product I got a demo of or gathered info on had a companion app that ran on a smartphone, making the hardware more than just hardware.
smarthealth around the corner
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CES 2013: The Break-Out Year For The Internet Of Things - Forbes

CES 2013: The Break-Out Year For The Internet Of Things - Forbes

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Ethan Farber Ethan Farber
4 years ago
CES - near term IoT
The Google car powered by Velodyne has driven itself from San Francisco to Las Vegas. That’s right: A driverless car that has completed 300,000 autonomous-driving miles accident free.
DRIVERLESS CAR
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yota and Audi also have driverless cars.
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The Internet is worn on your wrist with products like i’m Watch, and it’s worn on your head with Vuzix stunning eyeglasses.
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there was no particularly brand new technology announcement that screamed “I am the future” but the sum of the parts screamed “Wow… this Internet thing has opened the door for a generation of products that no one could have imagined.”
Slow process - it's not ONE technology, it's ALL of the technologies together
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The Internet of Things - McKinsey Quarterly - High Tech - Hardware

The Internet of Things - McKinsey Quarterly - High Tech - Hardware

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Ethan Farber Ethan Farber
4 years ago
Some insurance companies, for example, are offering to install location sensors in customers’ cars. That allows these companies to base the price of policies on how a car is driven as well as where it travels. Pricing can be customized to the actual risks of operating a vehicle rather than based on proxies such as a driver’s age, gender, or place of residence.
consumer benefit? Or profilin opportunity?
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In the oil and gas industry, for instance, the next phase of exploration and development could rely on extensive sensor networks placed in the earth’s crust to produce more accurate readings of the location, structure, and dimensions of potential fields than current data-driven methods allow. The payoff: lower development costs and improved oil flows.
OF COURSE it's used for oil
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As for retailing, some companies are studying ways to gather and process data from thousands of shoppers as they journey through stores. Sensor readings and videos note how long they linger at individual displays and record what they ultimately buy. Simulations based on this data will help to increase revenues by optimizing retail layouts.
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In the pulp and paper industry, for example, the need for frequent manual temperature adjustments in lime kilns limits productivity gains. One company raised production 5 percent by using embedded temperature sensors whose data is used to automatically adjust a kiln flame’s shape and intensity.
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Utilities such as Enel in Italy and Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) in the United States, for example, are deploying “smart” meters that provide residential and industrial customers with visual displays showing energy usage and the real-time costs of providing it.
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Based on time-of-use pricing and better information residential consumers could shut down air conditioners or delay running dishwashers during peak times. Commercial customers can shift energy-intensive processes and production away from high-priced periods of peak energy demand to low-priced off-peak hours.
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The most demanding use of the Internet of Things involves the rapid, real-time sensing of unpredictable conditions and instantaneous responses guided by automated systems.
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The automobile industry, for instance, is stepping up the development of systems that can detect imminent collisions and take evasive action.
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The potential accident reduction savings flowing from wider deployment could surpass $100 billion annually.
FINANCIAL IMPACT
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Some companies and research organizations are experimenting with a form of automotive autopilot for networked vehicles driven in coordinated patterns at highway speeds. This technology would reduce the number of “phantom jams” caused by small disturbances (such as suddenly illuminated brake lights) that cascade into traffic bottlenecks.
current experiments to reduce traffic jams
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Scientists in other industries are testing swarms of robots that maintain facilities or clean up toxic waste, and systems under study in the defense sector would coordinate the movements of groups of unmanned aircraft.
In case you're wondering... YES, ROBOTS ARE GOING TO REPLACE YOU.
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These experiments could also spur fresh thinking about how to tackle tasks in inhospitable physical environments (such as deep water, wars, and contaminated areas) that are difficult or dangerous for humans.
WAR ROBOTS!
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The Internet Of Things Isn't As New As It Seems - Forbes

The Internet Of Things Isn't As New As It Seems - Forbes

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Ethan Farber Ethan Farber
4 years ago
If I were to rank the top health conditions where telemedicine is already playing a role, they would be active heart monitoring and blood pressure monitoring for at-risk patients; automated glucose monitoring for diabetes patients; prescription compliance applications to eliminate wasteful re-prescribing; and sleep apnea support for investigatory and direct courses of treatment.
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In the case of prosthetic limbs, for example, embedded devices could deliver proactive maintenance alerts to patients and surgeons, as well as provide manufacturers with new information about how prosthetics “really” get used, what kind of wear and tear they experience and where the stress points are.
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There’s another curious opportunity for telemedicine in supporting the trend towards “Medical Tourism.”
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Eventually, telemedicine may allow for data integration directly to the patients’ primary care physicians.
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In Brazil, John Deere is programming its harvesters to use GPS and terrestrial data to help farmers grid the field for seeding and to minimize overlap when cutting wheat.
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Many people are talking “what if” scenarios for areas as diverse as connected food, healthcare, gun tracking and home appliances, but if there’s no connectivity, there’s no “what if.”
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The Next Decade Is The Internet Of Things

The Next Decade Is The Internet Of Things

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Ethan Farber Ethan Farber
4 years ago
All of these devices could theoretically be connected to a wider grid, containing for example street lights. The system could then measure the amount of light that your house emits, couple it together with the amount of light needed on the street and power the street lights accordingly. If you connect light sensors and motion sensors to the grid, you can have the lights follow your car on a highway and not have any lights anywhere where it is not needed. This interconnectedness is what machine to machine communications could become. This new internet can and will be an order of magnitude bigger than what we currently have.
the next step in the "smart house" example we all know - what happens when ALL the smart houses are connected - both exciting and terrifying (not hard to imagine someone running from the police and having the police turn off all the street lights)
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According to Adam Gould, the CEO of Sensinode, there are going to be nearly 1 billion connected nodes by 2015. However there are still some problems in this industry, mainly the fact that there are a lot of proprietary protocols that never really scale.
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For instance one of their clients is using nodes on sheep collars in order to track those stranded sheep at the end of the day.
M2M is helping SHEEP.
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Rural India can give M2M critical push | ZDNet

Rural India can give M2M critical push | ZDNet

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Ethan Farber Ethan Farber
4 years ago
M2M in rural india
"In rural India, M2M will ensure optimal utilization of limited resources like water and energy, and provide better healthcare and education services to rural masses through remotely managed applications," 
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According to a joint study conducted by GSMA and Machina Research, the number of total connected devices would grow from more than 9 million today to 24 million in 2020.
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Several M2M applications have gained popularity in rural India including Nano Ganesh, which allows farmers to use mobile phones to remotely monitor and switch on irrigation pumps in remote locations. The app, developed by Ossian Agro Automation (Pune), works in conjunction with Tata Teleservices phones.
M2M and rural farmers in India - this isn't just for Minority Report, and it's happening NOW.
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Stellapps Technologies, founded in 2011 by a team of IT and telecom professionals, built the SmartMoo automated cow-milking app with the aim to reduce wastage.
this sounds like a joke, but it isn't.
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Silent Observer, developed by Sukrut Systems, uses sonography machines to track pregnancy tests, thereby reducing illegal female feticide.
important health use with potentially scary implications on privacy - not hard to imagine this being used in the US in red states
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However, large-scale deployment of M2M applications in rural India is fraught with challenges, where the biggest is the absence of high-speed Internet connectivity, noted Tripathi.
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William added that, given the low ARPU, telcos remain apprehensive about the profitability of M2M services. There has yet to be a major pilot project which has demonstrated the business benefits of M2M, and this is creating much   scepticism in the industry, he explained.
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"It is estimated, in the coming years, around 200 million smart meters will be deployed in the Indian market,"
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The business benefits of machine to machine | ZDNet

The business benefits of machine to machine | ZDNet

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Ethan Farber Ethan Farber
4 years ago
business and connectivity
In the transport and logistics sector, this means that pallets and packages are able to communicate their location, allowing for real-time parcel tracking. The same application of M2M also allows the public to gain real-time updates on how far away their train, ferry, or bus is.
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In the healthcare sector, M2M devices worn by patients enable real-time monitoring of vital statistics or the dispensing of medication. In retail, M2M provides better point-of-sale data, as well as better shopping experiences through personalised digital signage.
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devices are also deployed throughout power, gas, and water networks, which allow for better visibility on outages, spikes in demand, and supply routing.
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"If a machine or device can report back that it has broken down or that it needs refilling, then that saves, for example, a field-force employee driving around checking on these things,"
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M2M and the Internet of Things: A guide | Page 3 | ZDNet

M2M and the Internet of Things: A guide | Page 3 | ZDNet

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Ethan Farber Ethan Farber
4 years ago
The latest Machina Research report predicts the M2M market will grow from $200bn in 2011 to $1.2 trillion in 2022:
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Right now there are around 110 million M2M devices connected to the internet, according to Juniper Research. By 2017 this is expected to climb to 400 million. The numbers bandied about obviously depend on the definitions used, however: Machina Research, by contrast, puts the number of M2M connections at the end of 2011 at two billion, and expects this to grow to 18 billion by 2022.
Stats - how many connected devices will there be
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According to Frost & Sullivan, the areas driving this growth will be the automotive industry, with new 'smart' cars; utility companies with smart grids; healthcare and security, along with home automation.
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M2M and the Internet of Things: A guide | Page 2 | ZDNet

M2M and the Internet of Things: A guide | Page 2 | ZDNet

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Ethan Farber Ethan Farber
4 years ago
M2M / IoT primer
Perhaps the canonical example of the Internet of Things (and the stuff of many a cheesy futurist visualisation) is the 'smart home'.
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Patients with non-life-threatening conditions can be issued with sensors (for blood pressure, or blood sugar levels for example), sent home and monitored remotely by medical staff — and can often be shown how to interpret the data themselves.
IoT and Healthcare at home
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This will free up hospital beds and physicians' time for more urgent cases.
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other subsystems that can be 'smartened' include structural health, access control and security, lighting, water, lifts, fire and smoke alarms, power and cooling for IT infrastructure.
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Given the resources consumed by today's buildings (40 percent of the world's primary energy, according to The World Business Council for Sustainable Development), the potential monetary savings and environmental benefits on offer in this sector are immense.
BENEFITS of smart buildings
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There are many reasons why 'smart' manufacturing is a good idea: digital control systems, asset management and smart sensors can maximise operational efficiency, safety and reliability, while integration with smart building systems and smart grids can optimise energy consumption and reduce carbon footprint.
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smarter the manufacturing process, the quicker it can respond to changing customer demand.
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Automobiles are rapidly becoming connected, context-aware machines that know where they are, where other vehicles are (both locally and in terms of regional traffic), who is driving (via driver face recognition) and how they are driving, and can warn of impending mechanical or other problems, and automatically summon roadside assistance or emergency services if necessary.
Smart cars - benefits (and problems - is it a privacy issue?)
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The roads the cars drive on will become smarter too: in towns and cities, lamp-post-mounted sensors can monitor parking spaces, for example, and also warn drivers of congested areas.
FINALLY, driving in Boston won't suck.
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The medical Internet of things and the future of health care

The medical Internet of things and the future of health care

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Ethan Farber Ethan Farber
4 years ago
IoT and healthcare
a nurse could check on you four times a day, or there could be networked machines that send data on your vitals in a constant stream to a master control.
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Done right, this new era of monitoring could also help keep you from going into the hospital in the first place.
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"If you've got chronic blood pressure issues, maybe there is blood pressure sensor in your seatbelt in your car," says Price. "Obviously there is no time for a human to analyze all that data, but an algorithm in a computer can look at all your data for your blood pressure and trigger when there is an event that needs to be noticed by care providers."
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Thornton May: IT and the Internet of Things

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Ethan Farber Ethan Farber
4 years ago
preparing for the internet of things
the IT Leadership Academy took the pulse of a few dozen CIOs regarding the state of the Internet of Things.
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ess than 2% of them had a strategy in place to fully exploit the emerging connectability associated with the Internet of Things.
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It is very plausible that in the future, every high-value piece of equipment will be manufactured with embedded sensors, so that the critical piece-parts will be able to call for prophylactic maintenance when they sense that they are about to fail.
predictions about devices asking to be repaired
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"I can't get finance to talk to marketing or to product development, and now you want me to orchestrate a billion machines gabbing to one another?"
actually, this seems more likely than people doing it
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Simplifying the Internet of Things - iDigi Blog

Simplifying the Internet of Things - iDigi Blog

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Ethan Farber Ethan Farber
4 years ago
high level stats
The “Internet of Things” describes a world of 15 billion plus devices, a trillion plus connections, and four billion intelligent systems by 2015.
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BMW owners hit by hi-tech theft

BMW owners hit by hi-tech theft

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Ethan Farber Ethan Farber
4 years ago
Security issues from tech (watch video)
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The Internet of Things Has Arrived — And So Have Massive Security Issues | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

The Internet of Things Has Arrived — And So Have Massive Security Issues | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

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Ethan Farber Ethan Farber
4 years ago
Security and IoT
At the innocuous end of the privacy spectrum, the frequency and timing of these purchases can easily reveal we’re on a diet; at the other end of the spectrum, the times and dates of those purchases could even reveal our religion (Jewish holidays, Muslim fasts).
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Stage 3: Autonomous Independent Devices
this is the "uh-oh" scneario
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In the personification stage (1), the refrigerator owner scans cartons of milk with his smartphone, which triggers a reminder when the milk expires. In the semi-autonomous sensor network stage (2), the refrigerator detects the milk on its own and issues reminders across a broader range of connected apps. In the autonomous and independent stage (3), the refrigerator orders replacement milk just before it’s empty or expires — entirely on its own.
from "cool" to "holy shit"
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European Union Commission,
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the legislation simply cannot keep up with the pace of technology.
real issue: how do you legislate against possible violations or activities?
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Ford is now a 'personal mobility' company: How the comeback kids are riding tech to a new destiny

Ford is now a 'personal mobility' company: How the comeback kids are riding tech to a new destiny

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Ethan Farber Ethan Farber
4 years ago
A smart road system with eight lanes in a major city automatically switches between six inbound and two outbound lanes in the morning to four of each during the day to two inbound and six outbound in the afternoon, all based on timing and traffic levels.
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A car runs into a traffic jam on the highway and signals the network, which signals the cars behind it to change course and take a different route.
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In a really bad traffic jam, the car is alerted and the driver pulls over to a metro train stop and hops on the train and takes that into work, and then after work takes the train back to the station where the car is.
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A red traffic light senses that you're coming down the road at midnight with no other cars around and changes to green so that you don't have to stop, and waste time and fuel in the process.
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  • A smartphone app matches you up with the nearest cab in New York City.
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    You get in your car to go downtown and your car automatically goes out and books you a parking spot and then uses the GPS system to direct you to that spot, saving on fuel and traffic congestion.
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