The Internet of Things that is beginning to transform many aspects of our economy and our lives began in the racing cars and pit-lane garages of Formula One, according to this article. There, the connection between machine and computer has reached a pinnacle. "A Formula One event is increasingly one in which everything is connected, just like the Internet of Things. You have the cars at the edges of the network, with more than 100 sensors, which are measuring all sorts of things about the vehicle," said Peter van Manen, the managing director of McLaren Electronic Systems.
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