Effective environmental solutions are overdue, and the IoT provides several, aligning businesses’ and environmentalists’ interests in meaningful ways.
According to the head of an Australian environmental consulting services company, the first part of improving environmental quality is tracking it, overcoming regular methods that only capture a few locations and focus on basic displays of real-time data. Robin Ormerod, the Managing Director of EnviroSuite, says, “Often, the information displayed lacks context, and it is […]
The City of San Diego announced a major Internet of Things (IoT) deployment this week in collaboration with Current, powered by GE. The deployment will include 3,200 “intelligent nodes” that enhance parking, alleviate traffic and improve liveability in the city. In addition to the huge sensor deployment, Current will also install 14,000 new LED lights […]
The technological advances inherent in the Internet of Things (IoT) are providing researchers, town planners, ecologists and scientists with new ways to not only prevent, but also solve, environmental problems — from toxic water supplies to reducing climate change in rural areas. Here are some of ways IoT is bringing sustainability: #1. Reducing e-waste The […]
Kuang-Chi, the Chinese tech conglomerate, is viewing a variety of Israel’s smart city providers in an effort to bring their services to Chinese cities. The corporate VC wants to partner with companies to provide distribution, sales, and marketing guidance, according to TechCrunch. It has invested $20 million into eyesight Technologies, through its GCI Fund & […]
Smart cities are becoming all the more common, but not everyone is impressed. Maarten Hajer, chief curator of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2016, said that smart technology is “a solution looking for a problem.” In particular, Hajer refutes the idea that smart technology adoption is inevitable. He also argues that designers and architects aren’t […]
Can a wearable start an environmental movement?
Safer, lighter and networked electric cars will be more efficient. And then people may just drive more.
Sleuthing by CNET’s Daniel Terdiman strongly suggests that Google’s next datacenter is going down to the sea in ships.
Refurbished equipment – you know, “used” – is a cost-efficient and environmentally beneficial solution to meeting the growing demand for mined data.