I live in New York City. If you have a car in NYC (why, I don’t know) you are subject to city parking rules. Not a day goes by in which wondering if same side street parking rules are in effect or if they are off. For those New York City motorists, misunderstanding what day correlates to what parking rule can mean the difference between a happy day and an angry morning spent paying the city $150 in parking fines.
There is something to be said for real world information in real time. Sure, it would be great to have a fridge which automatically populates a notepad on your smartphone or tablet with the items you need to buy at the market but all in all, the possibilities for connected Internet of Things devices are more granular. If the Internet of Things is going to thrive, companies and governments need to look at the solution with one question, “how can we use the Net of Everything combined with Big Data and Cloud services to create highly granular and communicative devices which inform overall populace with real time day-to-day information carrying the weight of altering decision making?” Another way of saying this, “how do we create a parking meter which will get the average NYC driver out of a same side of the street parking violation?”
With this in mind, I want to share three connected devices which need to happen on a mass scale.