IoT applications – Examples
At a glance
IoT applications are already widespread today and make everyday life easier in a wide variety of areas. Important application areas for the Internet of things include Connected Car, Connected Industry, Smart City and Smart Agriculture. In addition, there are countless other application areas that are constantly evolving.
Connected Car: smart technologies for vehicles
Connected cars are network-compatible cars that not only access data from the Internet themselves, but also enable other internal and external systems to access the Internet or communicate internally via their own radio network. This connectivity is primarily used to combine internal sensors and devices to form complex warning and assistance systems.
Typical examples: Assistants for parking, automatic braking in dangerous situations, automatic distance keeping from the vehicle in front. But the technology can also communicate with external devices or with the driver, e.g. by passing on traffic data online to report traffic jams, unlocking the car by app without a key or providing the driver with data on his surroundings.
Connected Industry: IoT in the industry 4.0
Connected Industry is an extensive field in which, for example, many work steps in factories are automated. Smart machines can process some orders completely independently: Once the order has been entered into the system, everything can be done fully automatically, depending on the set-up, from requesting the material from the networked warehouse to setting up the machines, including tool changes, to the final machine inspection.
Smart City: Efficient everyday life in the city
This term covers all IoT applications that make certain processes in cities more efficient and thus more sustainable. Smart grids, for example, are designed to optimize energy generation by aligning it with demand. Apps that display, for example, waiting times at public offices also make everyday life easier for citizens.
Smart Agriculture: Agriculture 4.0
Smart Farming or Smart Agriculture combines all IoT applications used in the agricultural sector. For example, agricultural companies are already using networked measuring devices that wirelessly transfer the properties of their soil to smartphones. Farmers can see important factors such as the exact temperature per field and can decide from a distance whether, for example, they need to protect their plants acutely from frost or can save themselves the trip
Examples of other technologies include networked field robots or automated systems for feeding animals to take over simple and repetitive farm operations and make them centrally controllable. Smart Farming is designed to provide farmers with technologies that make their work more efficient and convenient.
Further examples of IoT applications
In addition to these large and rapidly growing application areas, there are numerous smaller fields that also take advantage of the Internet of things. Some well-known application areas are for example:
- Smart Home: networked lamps, thermostats and loudspeakers make life more comfortable for private individuals
- eHealth: Wearables such as wireless blood pressure monitors or activity trackers and insideables such as networked pacemakers support the healthcare industry
- Smart Building: networked buildings permit e.g. automated energy control or security technology
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