You may think that you would know where to find computers in cities, but there many more all around you that you probably never even realised.
City planners use the Internet of Things (IoT) to know more about the city environment and help them to solve problems. From tiny computers mounted in street lights, to sensors that count traffic, to sensors that measure the quality of the air and water, IoT can help planners and engineers make decisions to improve our quality of life.
By measuring traffic, planners can figure out how to improve journey times across the town. Emergency vehicles can use IoT to get priority over traffic signals to make it quicker for them to respond to emergencies. Sensors can monitor the health of rivers and help councils to manage resources more effectively.
In this video you’ll meet smart city consultant Fiona Turner and Jarred Ranson from Launceston City Council who will tell you about the ways that IoT is making cities smarter.