It just amazes me how many connected things there will be to make truly autonomous cars - not only car to car, but signs and signals to cars and possibly even road sensors. The list goes on when we think of all of the information that 'may' be useful.
The statement "Our communication networks will be used to connect objects..." has already been put to past tense! We connected objects surpassed people in 2012. But it will be PEOPLE who will end up programming these to execute the functions expected of the objects. And there in lies another challenge of how useful- and not-intrusive these will be!
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.