Internet of Things technology installed on flight #370 could have avoided the disaster!

I blogged today that, unless the engines on Flight 370 used some sort of proprietary communications protocol, it should have been possible for the airline and the flight tower to have had simultaneous REAL-TIME access to the engine data: the problem is that Internet of Things technology is ahead of management practices to capitalize on it. If they had been using IoT thinking, Rolls-Royce would have thought “who else can benefit from real-time access to this data?,” the airline and the tower would have also received the data, and could have cut immediately to the engine data stream when voice data ceased. They would have known the plane was still flying, and could have acted accordingly.
Sad lesson: from planes to highway traffic to medical monitors, the Internet of Things can save lives through immediate data sharing.

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