How reliable can sensor data be?

How reliable can sensor data be? Commercial pollution monitors are attracting plenty of hype, but scientists say buyers should beware. Tom Marshall explains.

New kinds of smart sensor data are hitting the market, and they could transform how we cope with health risks from polluted air by putting information at our fingertips. Asthmatics could stay indoors when sensors show lots of particle pollution; urbanites might skip their evening jog if nitrogen dioxide levels are high. Continue reading “How reliable can sensor data be?”

“SMART Station Amsterdam: Big Data to manage Big Crowds” – Presented by Eelco Thiellier, Royal HaskoningDHV

“SMART Station Amsterdam: Big Data to manage Big Crowds” – Presented by Eelco Thiellier, Royal HaskoningDHV, at Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, November 15, 2016, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

SMART Station Amsterdam

Appointed by the Netherlands Railways (NS), Royal HaskoningDHV has been accurately measuring the complex pedestrian flows of Amsterdam Central Station since the beginning of May. The insights enable NS to optimise the often complex pedestrian flows. Tracking and counting sensors at the station’s entrances and exits pick up are used, including WiFi tracking from mobile devices, such as mobile phones and tablets.

The practical process how to come to a successful implementation is discussed, with topics like:

– Client questions that can be answered by measuring

– What sensors to use and accuracy of sensors Continue reading ““SMART Station Amsterdam: Big Data to manage Big Crowds” – Presented by Eelco Thiellier, Royal HaskoningDHV”

IoT is all about sensors and the data that sensors produce

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about sensors and the data that sensors produce. It’s less about the physical things that have a functional purpose, and it’s more about what becomes possible with the data that is produced by the sensors in those things.  This is especially true when you combine the sensor data from one thing with sensor data from other things, such as combining a truck’s location data with weather condition data 100 miles down the road. Continue reading “IoT is all about sensors and the data that sensors produce”

How Manufacturers Handle Big Data Is Key to Boosting Productivity

How Manufacturers Handle Big Data Is Key to Boosting Productivity

Manufacturers have always had to sift through large quantities of data from their production lines in order to understand how their businesses are performing.

But with the increasing use of sensors and instrumentation to monitor, measure and automate the production process, the sheer quantity of information that manufacturers are now faced with has risen dramatically in recent years. Continue reading “How Manufacturers Handle Big Data Is Key to Boosting Productivity”

BestMile signs deal with Swiss public transportation company for the operation of autonomous vehicles in city of Sion

A few weeks after its participation in the International Transport System World Congress in France (ITS World Congress), BestMile signs its first commercial project with CarPostal, the company leading the sector of public transportation in Switzerland. This collaboration between the EPFL spin-off and the subsidiary of the Swiss Post will allow to operate autonomous vehicles in urban areas. Continue reading “BestMile signs deal with Swiss public transportation company for the operation of autonomous vehicles in city of Sion”

Industry 4.0 takes over tool and mould manufacturing

The objective of making an Intelligent Factory is based on the principle of industry 4.0, a hi-tech strategy of the German Government and industry associations. The purely technical pre-requisites for it must be delivered by cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things. From now on even tool and mould making will travel on this path to the future of production technology. Continue reading “Industry 4.0 takes over tool and mould manufacturing”

Smart City of Rotterdam – Three Marvellous Innovations (Video)

Smart City Rotterdam – Three Marvellous Innovations. Once the largest port of the whole world, Rotterdam is now reinventing itself as an innovative and up-and-coming hotspot of Western Europe. You couldn’t have missed awesome buildings like the Markthal, the massive ‘De Rotterdam‘ and its grand futuristic Central Station. Buildings like these are only part of the vibe that propelled Rotterdam to the top of listicles by the likes of the Lonely Planet and the Rough Guide. Continue reading “Smart City of Rotterdam – Three Marvellous Innovations (Video)”

Smart City Privacy Debates in the Digital Age of Information

Mia Nyegaard wants her privacy. It’s both a reasonable request and a tall order in this digital age of information.

Nyegaard makes chocolates for a living. She’s also a member of the Copenhagen municipal council where she is active on its projects to create a smart-city infrastructure. Nyegaard is no technologist, but she knows what she wants from technology. Continue reading “Smart City Privacy Debates in the Digital Age of Information”