Internet of Things (IoT)
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network comprising of physical objects like vehicles, buildings, devices and other objects that are embedded with software, electronics, sensors and network connectivity enabling these to gather and exchange information.
The IoT permits a more direct assimilation of the physical word with computer-based applications and systems through which objects can be sensed and manipulated remotely. Augmented with actuators and sensors, the IoT becomes an example of what is called cyber-physical systems. It also involves smart grids technology, smart home technology, smart cities and intelligent transportation.