BEHIND GE’S VISION FOR THE INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS

BEHIND GE’S VISION FOR THE INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS CEO JEFF IMMELT IS PUSHING TO TURN JET ENGINES, LOCOMOTIVES, AND OTHER GIANT MACHINES INTO DATA-SPEWING COMPUTERS. BY JON GERTNER The GE Evolution series locomotive is a beast of a machine. Measuring 73 feet long and weighing in at around 436,000 pounds, the Evolution drinks diesel from a 5,300-gallon tank as it chugs around the country hauling enormous loads of iron ore, grain, or whatever else needs…

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