The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.
As one of the first methods to track and catalog digital data of the physical world, GPS has had an essential influence on the Internet of Things technologies. IoT can collect and quantify large amounts of data for everything from personal health to vehicles; GPS tracking is needed to provide location information for these objects.
For example, IoT could sense when a driver ends up in a crash or stranded due to vehicle malfunction, but GPS tracking provides the location information that emergency vehicles will need to respond in time. Your house pet may run out the front door without you noticing, but a GPS-capable tag may detect the animal is in distress, so you can quickly locate your pet and bring it back home. GPS and IoT complement each other to form a more complete, usable set of interconnected data.
IoT monitors objects and hardware to give you real-time information and data about a device’s operations, while GPS provides the physical coordinates of the hardware or object. With these systems working in tandem, they form the foundation of smarter cities, innovative products such as self-driving cars and health-related wearable technologies, and a vast, interconnected ecosystem that allows for smart devices to interact with sophisticated locating capabilities to achieve goals previously thought impossible.
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