Currently, more than 58 percent of consumers believe that the smart home will have the greatest impact on their lives in the coming years.This figure is up from 51% when the survey was first conducted three years ago.
This is what the results of a survey from the research company GfK showed. Lighting, temperature, the theater in the home, the thermostat, and other home equipment can be controlled by a home automation system. It could also include things like alarm systems and other forms of home protection. The response from your smart home is the same regardless of whether you issue the command via voice, tablet, or smartphone.
The only other category to experience a large growth over the course of the three years was mobile payments, which saw their percentage rise from 49 to 52. Another new technology is being introduced here. At the tail end of 2014, Apple Pay was introduced, and soon after, Google Pay and a number of other platforms followed suit. Even companies that make wearable tech are getting in on the action. For example, Fitbit Pay and Garmin Pay are two new ways to pay without touching a card reader.
Aside from that, the expectations haven’t really shifted all that much. Despite the general trend toward fewer people owning automobiles in the United States, the market for connected vehicles has not yet taken off in a significant way. In the meantime, fully autonomous automobiles that can transport a person to their destination without the need for any kind of monitoring from a driver are not expected to become commonplace for at least a few more years.
Cloud computing, which refers to the supply of computing services such as servers, storage, databases, networking, software, and analytics over the Internet, experienced a modest dip. Cloud computing is also known as internet computing. This is due, in part, to the fact that this technology has already had an impact on our lives and the manner in which we engage with the computers in our homes in a variety of different ways.
Surprisingly, wearables have also seen a decline in sales. Their drop from 42 percent to 39 percent could be attributed to the fact that the market is experiencing some stagnation. On the subject of sensors, it is safe to say that it has been some time since we’ve seen anything that can be considered genuinely novel. But sensors that measure blood pressure, perspiration, and hydration are on the verge of being commercially available, with non-invasive glucose monitoring possibly following shortly after. Expectations for the category moving forward will, without a doubt, be given a boost as a result of this development.