From Pet Passenger Trackers to Car Monitoring Devices

By: Jana Pijak - May 27, 2015
These examples of smart sensor technology range from pet passenger trackers to car monitoring devices that ensure one's vehicle is found in case of theft. As location-based technology becomes more advanced, transportation and travel industries are not the only ones affected by this change.

In addition to this list's travel-themed products, its other notable smart sensors include home security solutions that remind users if they've forgotten to turn off the stove or lock their doors along with commuting sensors that ensure the safety of cyclists, drivers and runners. In addition to helping with way-finding, these particular examples keep roads free from collisions and common accidents one may encounter while on the road.

Moreover, this list's retail sensor innovations are changing the way consumers run errands like Christmas shopping. An example is a tracker that monitors mall population during the holidays. Th smart sensor system shows users the least dense retail areas in their city and helps them avoid crowds when in a rush.