How Internet of Things work
The internet of things is developing much about the world we exist in.
From the way we drive, to how we build purchases, and even how we get energy for our homes.
Each valuable transmitting data, data that lets us better understand how these things work. But how accurately do all these devices distribute such large volumes of data and how do we put that data to work, whether we’re developing the production of a workshop, providing city residents real-time updates on where to park, or inspecting our health. It’s the current Internet of Things platform that provokes us diverse information together and implements the universal language for the devices, and apps to interact with each other.
The method starts with the devices, which securely interact with an IoT platform.
This platform consolidates the data from multiple devices and employs analytics to distribute the most valuable data, with applications that address industry-specific needs. Let’s start with a simple example, a car after taking a long road trip, Rebecca notices that her engine light has come, on. She knows that she needs to have her car looked at by a mechanic, but is not sure whether it’s something minor or something that needs immediate attention.
As it sets out the sensor that triggered Rebecca’s check engine light, observes the pressure in her brake line, this sensor is one of many monitoring processes throughout the car which are continually communicating with each other. A component in the vehicle called the diagnostic bus gathers the data from all these sensors then passes it to a gateway in the car.
The Gateway combines and classifies the data from the sensors this way only the most appropriate diagnostic information will be broadcasted to the manufacturer’s platform.
But before transferring this standardized data the cars gateway and platform must first register with each other and reinforce a secure communication. The platform is continuously collecting, and storing thousands of bits of information from Rebecca’s car, and hundreds of thousands of cars like hers, building a historical record in a secure database.
The manufacturers add laws and reasoning to the platform, so when Rebecca’s car transfers a signal, that her brake fluid has diminished below a suggested level.
The platform triggers an alert in her vehicle, the manufacturer also uses the platform to create, and manage applications that solve specific issues. In this case, the manufacturer can deploy a claim on the platform called the asset management system. This application supervises all of their customer’s cars on the road as well as all the elements in their warehouses.
It uses the data from Rebecca’s car to offer her a potential appointment time to service her car directions, to the nearest certified dealer and a coupon for the service.
What’s more? The app will ensure that Rebecca’s brakes are covered under her warranty, that the correct replacement part is ordered and then sent to the dealership, so it is ready when she arrives.
But the manufacturer’s analysis does not stop there they have also deployed a continuous engineering application that tracks not only Rebecca’s car but hundreds of thousands of others, looking for ways to improve the design and manufacturing process of the vehicle itself.
If the similar problem in her brake line crops up in a crucial number of other cars the manufacturer practices, applications custom-built for the automobile industry, to pinpoint the specific dilemma. They can see if these cars were made at the same factory, used the equal parts, or came off the assembly line on the same day. So, what do all these pieces add up to, streamlined inventory management for the dealer? A better safer car from the manufacturer and for Rebecca it means she can be back on the road faster and get to where she’s going all thanks safely to the Internet of Things.