Alexandre Palus, Freescale
EETimes (5/12/2015 00:00 AM EDT)
We need to go beyond Internet of Things and get to the Internet of Tomorrow, a highly-secure version of the IoT.
The practice of embedding intelligent connectivity in nearly every product has become an unstoppable force. The connection of devices across the Internet is creating a web of communications that is revolutionizing the way we see the world. This Internet of Things (IoT) is changing how we interact with our environment, our communities, our homes, each other, and even our own body systems.
In the automotive world, the IoT holds great promise. Today’s automobile is already laden with sophisticated electronics — many have nearly 200 electronic control units (ECUs).
These ECUs handle everything from relatively simple tasks (operating the windows, remotely unlocking the doors, adjusting the seats to each driver’s preference, operating the infotainment system) to more complex duties such as engine and braking control, parallel parking, and displaying status to the driver through the dashboard and heads-up displays. However complex, in this world, the vehicle can be thought of as a closed system.
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