The residential security and hybrid home automation market is currently in a state of transformation, as conventional anti‑intrusion technologies are giving way to a new generation of advanced smart home ecosystems.
Ever since the Nike+ FuelBand came out in 2012, proving the appeal of wrist‑based activity tracking, the category has exploded. Nowadays, a whole industry has emerged around this market, led by brands like Fitbit and Xiaomi.
There seems little that can be done when faced with the destructive powers of nature. Severe weather systems such as hurricanes, typhoons, and winter storms regularly strike population centers, and their impact can be catastrophic.
The necessary elements of high‑level autonomous vehicles are starting to roll out as GM deploys Vehicle‑to‑Vehicle (V2V) systems in its vehicles, while Vehicle‑to‑Everything (V2X) test beds begin in Tampa, New York, and Wyoming.
As smart electricity metering rollouts progress across Europe, Asia and the United States, other utilities are looking to get in on the act. Those involved in water, gas and heat are now also seeking to take advantage of the benefits.