When will it be ready and is it profitable? London City Airport, which recently came under fire for making ‘no economic sense’, is the first airport in the world to test how the Internet of Things (IoT) can change a passenger’s experience of catching a flight.
From the ideas to the business model, CBR tells you five things you need to know about the project.
1. How does it work?
Retail developer Milligan and technology firm LivingPlanIt won £800,000 of funding from the UK’s Technology Strategy Board’s (TSB) in March 2013 to create a network of sensors and data for existing passengers at London City. Known as the Internet of Things, the technology allows a variety of devices or machines to communicate with each other in order to improve efficiency and costs.
Andrew Tyrer, lead technologist for digital at TSB, told CBR that the airport’s network will consist of interconnected sensors and other deployments that allow ready communication between TSB’s seven other IoT projects. … (Read more)