The National Development and Reform Commission in China is reportedly working on a draft national smart car strategy that aims, among other things, at ensuring that artificial intelligence (AI) technology will be implemented in at least half of the country's new cars by 2020. Another objective is related to the deployment, across 90% of big cities and highways, of a wireless network to support smart vehicles. The commission also intends to establish a national team that would guide innovation in smart cars, and to encourage policies that would incentivise private investments in the field (such as tax cuts).
The Internet of Things (IoT) includes a wide range of Internet-connected devices, from highly digitalised cars, home appliances (e.g. fridges), and smart watches, to digitalised clothes that can monitor health. IoT devices are often connected in wide-systems, typically described as 'smart houses' or 'smart cities'.