Page 36

CENTRE STAGE

Enabling smart life Internet of Things is the latest front runner among technological advancements that intend to change how humans live their day-to-day lives. IoT is already begun making homes, streets, offices and cities smart and efficient in the developed parts of world. But in the developing countries like India, the question ‘has the time of the IoT come?’ is still relevant Abhishek Pandey, Principal Correspondent

T

he use of Internet of Things in city governance and administration has gained speed worldwide. The basic idea of IoT is that humans can enliven everything by embedding them with sensors so that they can communicate with them through Internet and get things done for them. IoT has evolved from the convergence of wireless, micro electromechanical systems (MEMS), and the Internet.

The pace of technological adaptation has created an atmosphere in which the industry is expected to grow by the leaps and bounds in the coming years. The latest Ericsson Mobility Report states that 90 percent of households in America have three or more devices pinging the Internet. Though, internet penetration in India is not as high as it is in the USA but the numbers of devices pinging to the Internet would not be different in WiFi enabled houses. And, it is when people have

Deepak Thomas Co-Founder CarIQ—a Pune based organisation providing smart car solution

CarIQ has developed a gadget that enables people to communicate with their cars. It can help in gauzing driving pattern, tracking of the car, getting critical alerts regarding technical problems with the car, service alerts, crash alert, etc.

36 December 2014 | www.urbanupdate.in

Urban Update Dec 2014  
Urban Update Dec 2014  

Easing capitalisation in construction sector woos FDI in Housing for All and Smart Cities project...

Advertisement