Category: Internet of Things

Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood™

Global Energy Institute | May 23, 2018
Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood™ features high-performance, energy-efficient system, cutting-edge interconnectivity and a dedicated microgrid creating a one-of-a-kind community for homeowners. The Smart Neighborhood™ illustrates what the grid of the future looks like and provides a model for cities all throughout the country.

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Smart Cities Are Already Here

NBC News, Mach | May 18, 2018
Recent projections show that by 2050, two-thirds of the global population will live in cities. Which makes it imperative that our future cities aren’t vast urban hellscapes but are instead smart urban centers with a dash of sci-fi: devices, roads, and lampposts all talking to each other—making life in cities safer and smoother. And this transformation…is already beginning

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SailDrones Are Roaming the High Seas

Bloomberg TV, Michael Bell and Richard Jenkins | May 15, 2018
Intelligent, indestructible and with no humans on board, these autonomous seaworthy sailboats are plotting their own course through the waters of San Francisco Bay. If Richard Jenkins gets his way, soon there’ll be hundreds of SailDrones, trawling the oceans for data. Ultimately, SailDrones may track hurricanes to help man measure how strong the storms are and where they’re going to land—having a huge impact on insurance risks and peoples’ safety.

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Internet of Things and Machine Learning Comes to Airports

Technative | May 18, 2018
Gatwick Airport, the eight busiest airport in Europe, has completed an 18-month upgrade to its IT infrastructure, taking advantage of high speed, highly secure connectivity, IoT-enabled heat sensors and machine learning technology to improve customer service. Sensors allow airport management and airlines to understand where the passengers and their bags are located and if they’re moving efficiently. Gatwick—a self-contained city with 250 businesses, 30,000 staff and 45 million passengers annually—is now poised to move passengers more efficiently and securely with the goal of improving the customer experience.

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