Internet-of-things have become more than just a buzzword these days. It is revolutionizing everything and every industry. The retail industry is also not left behind in the revolution on the Internet of Things has created. Gone are the days when you’d stand in long queues to make payments of your purchase at a supermarket. Gone are the days when you’d spend a lot of time to find a parking space at a supermarket.
After spending hours at a supermarket and after going through all the pain of shopping, imagine you get back home and realize you forgot to buy some important stuff and the fact that you will have to go through the same pain of going to the supermarket again, will be very tough to deal with.
Internet of Things is changing all that. Let’s take a trip to a supermarket. As soon as you get in your car, your mobile device will let you know the shortest route to the supermarket you wish to go to. It will also show you the shortest route. This is made possible because of thousands of sensors connected with thousands of cars which are tracked by the Global Positioning System (GPS) and their movement at any specific time lets us know how the traffic is moving on a particular road.
Now once you are at the supermarket, the sensors at the parking space will automatically guide you towards the free parking space. You can save a lot of time if there is someone or in our case something, which tells you where you can park your car.
Once the car is parked and you move inside the supermarket, there are millions of sensors guiding you to the section you want to go through your mobile devices. Again, a lot of time is saved if you don’t have to search for all the sections and there is a way through which you can get to know about these details. Smart refrigerators tell you what to buy when you are in a supermarket so that you don’t forget to buy anything.
Amazon has gone a few steps ahead when it comes to using the Internet of things to its full potential with the launch of Amazon go. With Amazon Go, you no longer need to pay after you are done with the shopping. The amount automatically gets deducted from your account which is linked to your smartphone. Watch this video.
There are endless possibilities with the internet of things and the best part is that anyone with some knowledge of coding and an interest in technology for the future can be part of it. Cognixia provides the best training on the internet of things. The training is based on the current requirement of the industry.
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