IoT, or Internet of Things, is the network of devices connected to the internet sending and sharing data. Sensors can be simple things like a thermometer or complex things like a city lighting network. Many analysts believe that by 2025, there will be more than 21 billion IoT devices. That’s nearly 3 devices for every person on the planet. But that’s not hard to imagine when every streetlight, bin, drain and car space may one day be connected within our cities.
Our team predicts that in the years to come, we will see more cities being ‘smarter’ and more automated, adjusting to the changing demands of the city in ways that support sustainability, liveability, and the local economy. IoT, Artificial
Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies can be combined to provide intelligent and automated systems, but all that starts with the initial bit of data from an IoT device. With workflow tools and automation, we can help clients find less wasted time and more productive work. Most commonly this will mean that waste collection is more streamlined and assets such as street lights are repaired quickly and controlled in real time, but this also creates an opportunity for a city that is aware of pollution, traffic and air quality, to take action to make the city better, less congested and less polluted. For now, this is still quite manual and expensive. In our work we manage the integration of devices and data with the physical infrastructure and workflows to help cities minimise costs and increase sustainability. Want to learn more about how we can help you? Reach out to us here.