Internet of Things: from traffic management to the Internet of clothing

The Internet of Things technology continues to spur innovation. Recently, US researchers have developed a system to facilitate vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle communications, for better traffic management and lesser road accidents. At the same time, a packaging and labelling company that puts labels onto clothing and footwear products from major brands has partnered with a tech company that manages digital identifiers for items, to bring the ‘Internet of clothing’: digital identifiers would be assigned to clothing, shoes, and accessories at the point of manufacture, allowing for actual ‘interaction’ between these products and the owner (checking the authenticity or manufacturing history of the product, participate in after-sale loyalty schemes, re-order products, etc.)