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. https://www.wired.com/insights/2014/02/teslas-air-fix-best-example-yet-internet-things/
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TESLA’S OVER-THE-AIR FIX: BEST EXAMPLE YET OF THE INTERNET OF THINGS?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently published two recall announcements, one from Tesla Motors and one from GM. Both are related to problems that could cause fires. Tesla’s fix can be conducted as an “over the air” software update and doesn’t require owners to bring their cars to the dealer. For that reason, we have a new precedent for what constitutes an automotive recall. The sheer voracity with which the Internet of Things has moved into the consumer lexicon is exciting, but at the same time troubling. Why troubling? As we’ve asserted several times before, if the Internet of Things (IoT) takes as its foundation the notion of consumer fun, or curiosity, or idle convenience, the market is bound to disappoint because initial luster inevitably fades on these types of things (esp. if ongoing subscriptions compete for consumers’ share of wallet). ALEX BRISBOURNE READ MORE