IoT Sensors Called to the Wildfire Front Line The Department of Homeland Security explores ground-based sensors near wildfire spark points to speed alerts to first responders and state and local emergency management agencies.   
Automation Nation: Fast, Efficient Same-Day and Last-Mile Delivery Solutions Providing door-to-door pickup and delivery, intelligent carts and robots are changing the way that packages are delivered, providing faster, safer, contactless delivery options for residential neighborhoods.   
Putting Interconnected IoT Devices to Work to Improve Patient Healthcare Innovation will continue to fuel the medical device sector’s ongoing quest for better ways to diagnose and treat  medical conditions proactively. When devices are interconnected, the ability for practitioners and clinicians to provide better patient care is increased exponentially.     
Texas Hospital Taps AI at the Edge to Build Safe, Intelligent Virtual ICU The global pandemic motivates Houston Methodist Hospital to roll out a virtual ICU. Using software that collects and analyzes data and uses AI at the edge, clinicians can treat patients while reducing exposure to infectious disease.  
Wearable Device Uses AI to Detect COVID-19 Symptoms Continuous monitoring and machine learning in a patch-like wearable device enables early detection of COVID-19 symptoms. Remote monitoring capabilities extend the reach of doctors and the safety of patients.  
Virtual Assistants Take on COVID-19 Screening, Docent Duties Artificial intelligence and speech and gesture interfaces enable VR-assistants and robotic greeters to interact with tourists in new ways at popular museums and events. From health screening to temperature checks to language translation, these virtual assistants help visitors get in, get around, and get more out of the exhibits.  
Autonomous Transports Provide Safe, Contactless Delivery of Essentials With object detection, collision avoidance, and mapping technology, intelligent robotic transport solutions are being put to work, providing efficient, contactless delivery services for daily essentials, such as food to hospital workers treating COVID-19 patients.   
Public Transportation Systems Roll Out Telematics, UV for Safer, Cleaner Rides Transit systems are struggling to recover from low ridership as a result of the pandemic. As people begin to venture out, public transportation agencies are turning to IoT technologies to provide cleaner vehicles and more detailed ride-related information to encourage social distancing.  
The Rise of the Smart Factory: How IoT is Reshaping Manufacturing From artificial intelligence to predictive maintenance to collaborative robotics, or co-bots, IoT solutions are having an impact in manufacturing, improving operational efficiency. Tech Data’s IoT expert Eric Thompson describes how smart factories are tapping into automation, learning how to merge the data silos of OT and IT, and re-imagining operations in a world changed by this pandemic.    
IoT Eases Parking Stress in Smart Cities Drive-throughs, curbside pickup, and street closures to accommodate outdoor dining are all part of the new lifestyle norms for urban areas. To curb congestion, solution integrators are helping cities, airports, and retailers improve customer experiences with hassle-free, intelligent parking tools.