Policy - Internet of Things
Internet of Things
We live in a world where physical objects in the industrial, mobile, and home domains are increasingly being transformed from isolated systems to networked Internet-enabled devices that can communicate with each other and the cloud. This is called the Internet of Things (IoT). As society enables more and more of these “intelligent” connected inputs, companies are creating new types of revolutionary applications and services in sectors ranging from manufacturing to utilities, smart building to smart home, transportation to health care, and retail to agriculture. This extraordinary development has the potential to transform previously standalone systems into integrated networks that leverage greater computer capabilities and data analytics to increase efficiencies and productivity, address important societal challenges, and create jobs in a global new economy which is expected to grow to more than $2 trillion by 2025.
The automotive and transportation sector are undergoing tectonic shifts in the capabilities of vehicles and infrastructure as a result of incorporating advanced technologies. Information and communications technology (ICT) such as automotive safety applications, smart fleet management, and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) that are being incorporated into vehicles and infrastructure are key components of the IoT.
The U.S. government should acknowledge and prioritize the ITC sector’s value to and impact on the future of America’s high-tech, surface transportation ecosystem. ITI is working with U.S. policymakers to align policies that encourage innovation, competition, and private investment, which will be essential for transportation technologies to realize their maximum economic and societal benefits and be broadly available in a timely and globally competitive manner. Research and deployment of advanced ICT-enabled vehicular technologies should be accelerated to save lives, improve quality of life, improve personal and commercial goods mobility, and help address our nation’s current and future infrastructure, environmental, and economic challenges.
Smart cities will be the epicenter for a multitude of IoT applications and use cases, including intelligent transportation, smart buildings, improved government services and much more. While these use cases initially will be vertical sector-specific, ultimately our cities will become horizontal IoT platforms where individual use cases can fluidly interconnect to maximize efficiency, productivity and citizen ease-of-use.
ITI's IoT Principles 2015 (May 05, 2015)
Internet of Things Opportunity for Public-Private Collaboration
Commerce NTIA IoT Comments (June 03, 2016)
Commerce NTIA IoT Comments
Technology Sector Presidential Platform Letter (May 04, 2016)
Technology Sector Presidential Platform Letter
Policy Principles for Smart Cities: Succeeding Via Public-Private Collaboration (April 05, 2016)
Policy Principles for Smart Cities: Succeeding Via Public-Private Collaboration
Transportation Principles 2015 (March 31, 2016)
Transportation Principles 2015
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