Re: Why would anyone have thought IoT was a good thing?
think headlights that steer around corners.
Most of these seem pretty dumb to me. The ones in my Renault Modus are simply extra bulbs in the headlamp clusters with directional reflectors and they switch on by a simple switch function on the steering wheel - well, it works like a simple switch function, though I have no doubt it is actually mediated by the ECU.
if(car_in_forward_gear AND dipped_beam_on AND (steeringwheel_deflection > 45 degrees))
or similar :-)