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From: W3C Community Development Team <team-community-process@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2016 08:34:41 +0000
To: public-bde-transport@w3.org
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Think about what connectivity meant to you in the 1990s, the turn of the
millennium, and what it means today.

We re- and re-define connectivity and what it means in everyday life; hinting on
major technological advancements in a very short span of time.  Not
surprisingly transport is one of the pioneering domains.

It’s easy to get used to these changes as they – mostly – make our lives
easier. In many European cities it is now part of everyday life to have
digitalized minute precise information of when your bus is due to arrive. A
decade ago we were lucky if every stop had a legible printed paper with the
scheduled timings available.

The Internet of Moving Things sounds quite grand (and it is) but can be
explained very simply. A moving thing is anything that moves: anything you wear
or carry around: clothes, a phone, tablet, fit bit; or use to get in motion: a
car, a bike or a rollerblade. All of these can now be fitted with motion sensors
connecting them to a centre and enabling interaction among themselves. A common
example is last night’s dinner delivery. On many websites you can now track
your meal from kitchen to doorstep every minute, enabled by data provided motion
sensors. Zoom out and take a look at the moving street scene today: pedestrians,
cyclists, cars and trams all in constant motion can now be mapped out with
precision on a digital canvas.

Read the full post
at: http://www.big-data-europe.eu/the-internet-of-moving-things-powered-by-big-data/


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