Many recent innovations have harnessed the power of interconnected technology to take already beneficial products to the next level of convenience and effectiveness. For instance, the “smart home” phenomenon has captured the imagination and attention of consumers and innovators alike as we seek to reduce the energy impact of our homes while prioritizing comfort, safety, and savings. These developments are made possible by the Internet of Things.
As WIRED explains, “This is the language of the future: tiny, intelligent things all around us, coordinating their activities.” Through interconnection and data sharing, we can build networks through which different technologies communicate with each other, reinforcing efficiency and impact while reducing cost and inconvenience. In the Internet of Things, “the intelligence once locked in our devices now flows into the universe of physical objects.”
We believe that fuel system technologies and their consumer adopters can and should benefit from this interconnected age.