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Barcelona, Singapore and Amsterdam: sustainable cities thanks to the Internet of Things

21 Sep 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

Thanks to IoT technology, we can imagine cities that are increasingly sustainable and intelligent. By installing IoT devices in different parts of the city, communicating with each other and collecting data on the daily lives of citizens, it is possible to improve the day of the citizens by moving towards smarter and more sustainable cities.

Next, we will analyze some examples of sustainable cities thanks to the IoT technology:

  • Barcelona

Since 2012, Barcelona has incorporated IoT technology to improve the lives...Read more

Firefighting drones

17 Sep 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

In recent years new types of intelligent drones have been developed that are able to act in three phases: before, during and after the fire.

One of the biggest concerns in times of high temperatures is the increased risk of fires in areas with a high density of vegetation. Galicia, Extremadura or Andalusia are communities prone to suffer these catastrophes in their large green areas with the consequent human, animal and plant losses that the fire can cause. This is why public administrations are extending the duration of prevention campaigns all year around instead...Read more

IoT helps reduce climate change

11 Sep 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

We are integrating Internet of Things in our daily lives and jobs without even realizing it. Having applied hyperconnectivity in such a natural way to our life and our work means that it also reaches other sectors, such as our companies and their business strategies. We are even focusing it further to help minimize serious problems such as climate change.

But how is this possible? The key is to look at one of its main advantages: efficiency. Efficiency not only means doing things faster and better, but also with fewer resources.

One of the main factors that are...Read more

The next big battle for energy efficiency ... air conditioners

21 Aug 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

"The growing demand for energy from air conditioners (ACs) is one of the critical points in the debate about energy and sustainability. It is necessary to reduce their energy consumption, generate savings and avoid emissions. “These words were delivered by the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Fatih Birol in the presentation of the study "The Future of Cooling" this May.

Currently, the electrical consumption of air conditioners and air conditioning systems represents 20% of the total consumption of buildings...Read more

The horizon of IoT

16 Aug 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

10 SENSORS TO CREATE SMART BEACHES

14 Aug 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

From the showers that clean our feet to sensors that measure the quality of the sand or sea water. The smart beaches are the next horizon, but they’re already a reality in the Valencian Community. A pioneering project between the Turism Agency from Valencia and the Polytechnic University has made this possible in the sandy areas of Gandía, Benidorm and Benicassim.

The project consists in obtaining and analyzing data that allows us to improve our experience as bathers and achieve a competitive advantage in the tourism sector, a key industry in the...Read more

“IoT is the rocket fuel Industry 4.0 needs to reach orbit”

09 Aug 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

With people and machines being connected, empowered, and co-dependent like never before, communication is the key to companies successfully executing their Industry 4.0 strategies. UIB Founder and Chief Executive Officer and global IoT influencer Toby Ruckert sat down with us recently to share the importance of machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT) to companies over the coming years.

IoT needs AI

Without AI, we’d never get the full...Read more

Tracking of goods for the tranquility of the consumer

07 Aug 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

Electronic commerce plays an increasingly important role in the business of companies. In fact, the number of people who buy online at least once a week has increased more than 10% in the last two years, and the number that does at least once a month is close to 60%. Companies that sell remotely must pay attention not only to the quality of their establishments (physical or digital) but also to other areas of business such as transportation or customer service.

When a purchase is made online, three objectives are usually pursued: efficiency, security and speed. The extent to which...Read more

Telefonica IOT Worker’s Diary

20 Jul 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

07:00 am. Daniel opens his eyes for the first time while he's listening to his favourite song and he goes back to sleep with a big smile. “Only five minutes more”, he thinks to himself. With the purchase of his smart mattress he has recovered deep sleep and can consult the details of his sleeping quality, back position, and temperature. In addition, he’s calm because he knows the Internet of Things, which makes his home a connected place, will make him arrive punctual one more day after three marvelous months. With the difficulty of waking up that has...Read more

The future of the Internet of Things

16 Jul 2018 Published by Karl Smith

Looking at just how much the internet has changed our lives, it’s incredible to imagine how some people didn’t took it seriously at the beginning. One of the reasons is that our endless appetite for information, and how much the quick sharing of such information could improve our life, was underestimated.  As such, the Internet keeps expanding to all the areas of our day to day activities to keep up with our increasing demand. Nowhere is this clearer than in the phenomenon known as IoT or Internet of Things.

The Internet of Things is the network that...Read more