Smart City

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

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

Telefónica IoT and Honda reduce motorbikes robbery

09 Jul 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

Pucallpa, located in the middle of the Peruvian jungle, has a big concern with the safety of their citizens and their vehicles. With a population of 200.000 inhabitants, the motorcycle is the easiest way to move around the city.

However, the main problem for those who live there is only one: security. Well, the lack of security. The bikes are a comfortable way of transport, easy to park and to drive around, but they are also easier to steal. This problem significantly started to affect the best-selling brand in the area.

Honda...Read more

The IoT makes our cities cleaner

05 Jul 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

The cities of the future promise to become smarter, as well as more populous. The challenges of the future include better managing the trash and pollution that we generate in our day-to-day lives. Luckily for us, the Internet of Things is here to help us deal with the condition of cities. Thanks to the IoT, we can make sure that our environment is as clean as we expect it to be.Read more

The IoT arrives at the ports of the world

08 Mar 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Like a large beehive, ports have part of that natural beauty of thousands of units moving in concert, in unison. Just like a flock of birds, hundreds of ships with hundreds of sailors on board must coordinate their operations: loading, unloading, repairing, refuelling... The slightest failure can lead to a very serious loss of time and resources. Something so complicated cannot be simple. But the Internet of Things is here to offer solutions where before there were none. Through its application, the ports of the future can be ushered into Industry 4.0 without a hitch, turning science fiction into a reality today. Read more

How to know how smart a Smart City is

07 Sep 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Technology becomes a core component of urban spaces as towns expand to become cities and citizen demands become more sophisticated. Thus, every city has a natural tendency to become a Smart City to efficiently answer these demands. How do we measure the level of evolution of a Smart City?Read more

How to protect Smart City Cultural Heritage

23 Mar 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

What do the Arc de Triomphe, the Coliseum and the Brandenburg Gate have in common? They are all iconic landmarks that have defined the landscapes of their cities for hundreds of years and their artistic and cultural worth is invaluable. How do we combine the protection these city assets need with the features of a Smart City?Read more

IoT Trends 2016 (V): Driving and Commuting in the IoT era

14 Jan 2016 Published by Enrique Centeno

IoT Trends 2016 (V). The IoT Transport industry is the world’s second biggest Internet of Things business area. Connected car technology is expected to be a 40.3 billion dollar market in 2016. We would like to focus on the four growth areas in the IoT Transport business that affect driving and commuting.Read more

Top 5 posts about Smart Cities

01 Dec 2015 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

A few months back we compiled some interesting reads in key areas of interest for m2m connectivity and the IoT. The end of the year is always an excellent moment to do the same and catch up with posts to either discover them or re-read our selection. On this occasion we bring the most relevant Smart City posts to read from our archive.Read more

10 Things Smart Cities need

17 Nov 2015 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

PWC and the IE Business School’s Center for Innovation in the Public Sector in collaboration with Telefónica, have recently published a report in Spanish called “Smart Cities. La transformación digital de las ciudades” that focuses on 10 things that every successful Smart City project needs.Read more