The Internet of Things is big news – with a profusion of views and articles published on the web every day. Here at About the Internet of Things we’ll wade through that news each week to bring you regular updates on all that is IoT – finding, in our opinion, the most interesting items making the IoT news headlines.
Mobile network operator O2 has become the first mobile company in the UK to offer a car insurance product with the launch of O2 Drive, a service that uses the internet of things (IoT) technology to encourage responsible driving. The app uses data from their ‘Box on Board’ to score a driver after each journey, and give them help and tips on how to improve.
the O2 Drive product will include an optional telematics proposition, called Box on Board, to monitor any driver behaviour that may positively or negatively affect premiums.
In an effort to secure the Internet of Things and standardise how we identify, manage and communicate with internet-enabled devices through blockchain technology, a new industrial blockchain initiative has been launched…
We are excited to see leaders in the Blockchain and IoT space coming together from America, China, France, and Germany to develop a standard Blockchain IoT protocol. This is a positive step towards industry confidence, momentum, and interoperability.
The Internet of Things is set to impact many aspects of our daily lives, and it seems parenting is one area that could benefit…
For modern-day parents, rescue is arriving in the form of the internet of things (IoT), which is bringing useful solutions to the daily work of raising a child. From smart baby monitors to health tracking devices and in-home digital assistants that can field questions and conduct online research while both of your hands are busy changing a diaper, IoT is already reinventing how parents juggle their responsibilities.
For those still unversed in the wonders of the Internet of Things this article over on the Science News for Students website is a great introduction and background to the subject.
The Internet of Things is the idea that ordinary objects can be turned into “smart” objects that measure and interact with their environments. A smart refrigerator keeps track of what’s inside. A smart lightbulb turns itself off when not in use. A smart toilet flushes itself and texts a user if it springs a leak or is about to overflow. These devices might communicate with users through their smartphones or home computer networks.