Smart infrastructure: the data things are made of
Data has changed business, but can it change the physical world too? Smart infrastructure promises to rethink how everything from buildings to entire cities operate
Much is expected as 5G mobile networks roll out across the country: not just more bandwidth, but new applications for data, from better public transport management to the safe deployment of drones and autonomous vehicles, thanks to real-time sensors and edge processing.
In the meantime, though, smart infrastructure projects are already under way, using a range of technologies to map data to the physical world around us.
There is a lot of interesting smart infrastructure ...