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IoT (‘Internet of Things’) has established itself as a technology of the future with multiple industrial applications. 

The role of IoT in the industry of the future

Its role is undoubtedly very important. The IoT is present in consumer applications such as connected watches. It also has industrial uses, whether in the automotive sector or for smarter, more energy-efficient and more fluid cities.

The IoT is a fast-growing technology that opens up a wide range of industrial applications. In the automotive sector, a demanding market that has enabled us to go very far in object detection, the car – now connected – will require even more sensors and rapid, reliable data processing to become autonomous in the future. There are many other applications within the smart city or even on a factory scale, in metrology for example.

Embedded intelligence: a real asset

Having sensors and data processing carried out locally firstly enables greater autonomy while complying with the RGPD. What’s more, this type of networked solution enables relevant information to be fed back without necessarily having access to the images. On a city scale, for example, smart cameras can help manage all mobility flows.

These embedded solutions, capable of processing even complex data without recourse to the cloud, are also a response in line with current concerns about cyber security. I see all the advantages of having electronics and software working together.