Driving – or just riding in a car – is one of the riskier activities we participate in every day. According to the National Safety Council, the U.S. experienced more than 40,000 automobile-related fatalities in 2017. While certainly a sizable number, the statistic represents a slight decrease from 2016, and innovations in IoT technology are attempting to drive that number downward.
As we know, the Internet of Things (IoT) has the power to create unprecedented business efficiencies and generate data to guide future decisions. However, the most important advantage IoT may bring to the table is ability to save lives. In healthcare, for example, IoT advances are helping patients to safely and accurately manage conditions. Here are some of the ways IoT advances are keeping the roadways safer:
Automobile manufacturers are collecting vast amounts of data from IoT-enabled vehicles, informing new decisions and positioning them to create new features and improve existing ones. With each new, innovative IoT safety advance, drivers, vehicles, and supporting infrastructures will make the roadways safer.
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