Smart appliance dashboard
Appliance companies have made their goods more energy efficient. But now they are looking at making them "smart" to improve energy and water efficiency further.
This screen is a prototype application from Whirlpool which would let a consumer see how much various appliances consume and to schedule tasks to take advantage of off-peak rates. The company expects to bring out smart appliances, which can communicate over a home network, in 2012.
August 23, 2010 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Whirlpool
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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