Thanks to the coming 5G, the Internet of Things is going to get a major boost in speed. Speeds as in roughly 50 times faster than the current 4G mobile speeds.
Less than a quarter of consumers feel they have a good understanding of the Internet of Things, but nearly three-quarters already own at least one IoT device, according to a survey of 1,000 U.S. adults conducted by Metova, an IoT solutions company.
The ability to track both people and products simultaneously is essentially what is allowing the creation of cashier-less checkout at stores, the most visible example being the Amazon Go stores in the works for some time now.
Consumers may not be clamoring for self-driving cars but the companies working on them are moving full steam ahead. At CES in January, Toyota introduced its concept self-driving vehicle along with its intention of transforming Toyota from a car company to a mobility company.
A new study found that 15% of consumers see AI as a benevolent force for good, while 18% believe it poses an existential threat to humanity. The majority of consumers fall somewhere in between.
The Internet of Things may need some debugging. A study I came across recently found that the 64% of consumers who use IoT devices have performance issues with the devices they own, with a majority (52%) owning IoT devices.
The system would determine if a person needs a coffee by assessing sleep quality, time of day, electronic calendar, biometrics, blood pressure, pupil dilation, factual expression analysis, the time an individual woke up in the morning or gesture analysis.
The majority of consumers already use IoT technology for one thing or another in the course of a day, and many of those have encountered issues.
Walmart has filed a patent for a virtual reality showroom system featuring a 3D virtual simulation environment with a VR headset with sensors and rendering of physical objects on the screen.
Ford delivered a 44-page self-driving safety report titled "A Matter of Trust" to the U.S. Department of Transportation.