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The internet of things (IoT) is something that Europe intends to improve upon in the goal to catch up in the digital transformation age. As written by Joakim Reiter, the group external affairs director of Vodafone, investing in IoT now can help Europe with some of their own societal challenges.
Reiter, in his Politico EU article, lists the many benefits that Europe might be able to have if IoT becomes one such priority for them in the push for technological advancements.
IoT is seen as beneficial for environmental efforts and can improve the performance of energy grids, cities, and homes all over Europe. As we all know, climate change is making it harder and harder for big companies to ignore the fact that they will have to adapt to stay in the game long enough that they don’t destroy the earth while doing so.
According to an analysis by the World Economic Forum, pursuing IoT technology can actually align with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
In healthcare, the sector in which it is seen to be most involved in, it can help improve patient care, provide technology necessary to make monitoring patients easier, while at the same time gather data that is pertinent in the goal to find better treatment for patients ailed by different sicknesses and diseases.
In the agriculture sector, the help that IoT tech will be able to give farmers is also substantial in that IoT tech will be able to help farmers “track microclimates across cropland, closely monitoring temperature, humidity and other conditions.” Having been alerted with this information, they can then adjust accordingly to make sure that the crops are growing healthy.
In transport, IoT can help ease the balm of seemingly endless problems caused by traffic and congestion in roads. It can even be incorporated with various other technology that can drastically lower road accidents that might only continue to rise if precautions are not taken.