This category provides articles about companies, products, trends and developments in the IoT market.
This week, the winner of the Department of Transportation was announced. The Wall Street Journal ran prominent stories about the ethics of self-driving cars and reported on a large IoT deal involving the U.S. State Department. Meanwhile, Samsung set aside $1.2 billion for IoT projects.
Following the Internet of Things can be dizzying. In the first half of the year, the IoT playing field became more competitive and the volume of business partnerships became more extensive. While 2016 could go down as a record year for M&A activity in the sector, concerns about security and execution remain.
This week, a British security firm demonstrated that a Mitsubishi Outlander could be hacked fairly easily. The Washington Post asks whether services such as Amazon Echo are violating a child privacy law. In addition, the U.S. government received an avalanche of correspondence related to the IoT after asking what role government should play in helping support the development of the industry.
It is only fair that if you are a bad driver, you should pay more for car insurance—assuming you are still a safe enough driver to be on the road. And, conversely, if you are a safe driver, you should be paying a lower amount. IoT technologies are making this scenario possible.