Essentially smart, connected products are products with embedded processors, sensors and software that enable data exchange by the products and its surroundings, the manufacturers, the end user or additonal products.
When it comes to thinking about smart, connected products, that are some core traits to consider. These six essential capabilities are ones to consider when thinking about creating your strategy for smart, connected products.
1. How can the product be personalise?
Personalisation means that the end user or manufacturer can tailor products before or even after a product is sold. Products, like smartphones, that are still limited in their physical diversity, are infinitely editable through their software/Apps. This means the product can be completely customised to make something which is totally unique, all at the cost of a mass-produced product
2. How can the product monitor its condition?
These are products that are able to evaluable their own condition, performance, and the operator’s inputs and status. For logistics companies, it’s now possible for managers can see where all of their vehicles are at any time andperformance of that equipment in real-time. It also means that diagnostic data flows wirelessly to a technicians, who may even show up at a worksite with a replacement part before a driver has even noticed a problem.
3. How does the product monitor its environment
Products can assess the external environment through sensors and datasources. In the auto industry, Continental AG makes windshield- wiper systems with rain-sensors andsoftware that control how rapidly the wipers sweep thewindshield depending on the volume of rain.