What if I told you that you could find your car anywhere on the planet in the unfortunate event that it were to ever be stolen, just by pushing a button on your phone or on your tablet. Sounds like some crazy science fiction move right? WRONG! It is already possible with the technology available today and all you really need is a cell phone and some other technology…plus the internet.
A few weeks ago I began to research a car company by the name of Tesla, and I have to admit that I have fallen hopelessly in love. The more that I learn about this company, the more I am convincing myself to make this vehicle my next new car. (Though I just purchased a brand new car….but who’s keeping count?)
I digress, but what is really important is to see how our world is constantly changing and reinventing itself. Just when we think we have discovered all that we could possibly could. A new and innovative idea comes along to completely change how in interpret data as well as how we as humans interpret this data and synthesize it into concepts that make sense to us as a whole.
According to Cisco Systems inc, the internet of Things (everything) or (IOT) is defined as “the network of physical objects accessed through the internet, as defined by technology analysts and visionaries. These objects contain embedded technology to interact with internal states or external environment”. This is the same concept that has allowed Tesla to create a comprehensive app that allows their customers to control virtually any aspect of their vehicle with a simple touch of their phone.
Not only does the Model S Tesla act as its own low jack, but it is also your own personal assistant. At the beginning of October in 2014, Tesla Motors released a new software which allows this super computer/ super model model/sports car drive itself. Yes…this car drives itself.
Tesla motors has stated:
“Every single Model S now rolling out of the factory includes a forward radar, 12 long range ultrasonic sensors positioned to sense 16 feet around the car in every direction at all speeds, a forward looking camera, and a high precision, digitally controlled electric assist braking system.
Building on this hardware with future software releases, we will deliver a range of active safety features, using digital control of motors, brakes, and steering to avoid collisions from the front, sides, or from leaving the road.” – Tesla Motors
In the true nature of the internet of everything, the technology that Tesla possess opens up new doors for motorists.
Tesla Motors has foreseen the future where:
“The Autopilot hardware opens up some exciting long term possibilities. Imagine having your car check your calendar in the morning (a feature introduced in Software v6.0), calculate travel time to your first appointment based on real time traffic data, automatically open the garage door with Homelink, carefully back out of a tight garage, and pull up to your door ready for your commute. Of course, it could also warm or cool your car to your preferences and select your favorite morning news stream.” – Tesla Motors team
I personally believe that his is just the beginning for both Tesla and Cisco’s Internet of everything. With each passing day, our world is becoming more and more connected. Even I am now able to access my home computer from my tablet even when I’m miles away using basic run of the mill technology available to the public. As the cloud network and other sharing technology continues to grow, I find myself wondering how this will effect the world. I guess until the future unfolds, I will just have to sit back and enjoy the ride!
Until Next time! Take chances! Make mistakes and get messy!!!