Mining company Rio Tinto has been using automated trucks, known as an Autonomous Haulage System, since 2008. The high cost for drivers, as well as scarcity, led the company to look for other options.
Peter Silvas shares his family's experience with his daughter having a Medtronic Sof-Sensor Glucose meter "installed" to measured her blood sugars every 5 minutes. Here is a case where a device is measuring and transmitting real, life saving data. Healthcare is an industry which is primed for innovation in IoT. It is great to see such impactful uses of technology.
Titan, a media company that sells ad space in phone kiosks around New York City, installed about 500 beacons to track mobile phones with the consent of a city agency. "Beacons are Bluetooth devices that emit simple signals that smartphones can pick up... and used in commercial setting". By installing the devices in public spaces demonstrates the road to exhaustive mass surveillance is paved with coupons.
“The factory floor wasn’t a place where there were security threats. Now it is", says Tejas Vashi of Cisco. As more devices come online and networked to the internet, a host of security threats and compromises are coming to the forefront. To stay ahead of this, businesses are hiring personnel to keep their operations secure.