With constantly advancing infrastructure, sensors and codes, everything from refrigerators to barcodes can now be networked. But the real question is should they be? And if so, how will they benefit people and cities? The debate over IoT, not dissimilar to technology itself, is already heavily polarised.
Finnish Communications and Nokia is showcasing its Internet of Things (IoT) products. The company plans to come out with solutions for smart cities, like smart metering, active waste management, smart parking and various other sensor technology-enabled products.
Bright prospects are foreseen for practically every major and minor mineral mined in India today. Ambitious infrastructure and power generation expansion and a plan to boost manufacturing are expected to spur demand for minerals and mining equipment.
While the influence of technology has permeated every industry and sector conceivable, whether it is banking, manufacturing or healthcare, the role technology is playing in shaping the real estate and construction industry is of transformational nature.
Home automation is no longer the stuff of science fiction; it has become real with the concept of smart home. Equipped with latest features and technologies, a smart home is being touted as the biggest innovation in the real estate sector today, and they are more in demand.
Twenty-eight leading Canadian urban infrastructure, Internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) companies visited India last month to explore collaboration opportunities with Indian businesses in the infrastructure and smart cities sector.