Improving urban infrastructure can be a challenge in many ways, including high costs and long wait times for an ever-growing list of repairs. As urban cities age and the world becomes increasingly populated, city administrators are turning to automated technology and the IoT to build what developers and city planners are calling “self-healing cities.” 
As the Wi-Fi Alliance prepares to embrace IEEE 802.11ax, IoT solution providers need to prepare to have much greater control over IoT device density and quality of service (QoS).
Wachter is leaning on IoT to give it an advantage in healthcare and oil and gas. As hospitals deal with a changing market, they are turning to technology to maximize profits. Fortune 10 companies in the oil and gas sector are looking to IoT for ways to break free from restricting point solutions. Wachter sees its IoT specialization as a way to separate from the pack.
What if real shopping carts offered the same ease and functionality as online carts? Your retail clients need to be ready, as new IoT-based shopping carts are ushering in a robotic revolution in stores that may increase in-store sales and reduce checkout wait times. 
In the latest wave of robotic roll-outs, companies are building robots that can work side-by-side with employees. They are connecting the robot’s IoT sensors to the cloud, plus adding intelligence and maintenance analytics to the robotic workforce. 
Fighting marketing hyperbole, Intel’s Mark Bohr resurrected an old metric to get the industry to a common reference point regarding IC transistor density so solution providers – and buyers – don’t get tricked.
Think back to the car you first drove. Chances are it was purely mechanical. Today, driving has never been better. Cars are equipped with automated safety features that help protect drivers and passengers.  However, as vehicles become more connected and automated, security is of greater concern.
In Johannesburg, South Africa, Absa Cape Epic recently renewed its partnership with solution provider Dimension Data for the world’s premier mountain bike race. Dimension Data built sophisticated hotspots that provide digital video communications along with a network of connected wearables and cameras to track riders start to finish.
Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS) are enabling hospitals to increase the efficiency of care and freeing up valuable time for their patients. In California, Stanford Children’s Health and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are using the Versus Advantages™ Clinic, powered by RTLS, to make patient visits less stressful for both the child and parents by improving patient flow and expediting treatment.
Domino’s Pizza Enterprise is taking customer convenience and home delivery to the next level by cooking up some innovative IoT technology. The company began its quest for innovation by creating mobile apps on all platforms, a responsive website, an easy-click ordering system and making its pizza-tracker technology available on smart watches. Now, it is starting a pilot program to crack the last-mile delivery challenge, enlisting Starship Technologies robots to roll its pizza to the customer doorsteps.