The Internet of Things (IoT) is a scenario in which objects, animals or people are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.
Some of the smart IoT projects debated worldwide are:
1 Smart Parking – Monitoring of parking spaces availability in the city.
2 Structural health -Monitoring of vibrations and material conditions in buildings, bridges and historical monuments.
3 Noise Urban Maps – Sound monitoring in bar areas and centric zones in real time.
4 Smartphone Detection – Detect iPhone and Android devices and in general any device which works with WiFi or Bluetooth interfaces.
5 Electromagnetic Field Levels – Measurement of the energy radiated by cell stations and and WiFi routers.
6 Traffic Congestion – Monitoring of vehicles and pedestrian levels to optimize driving and walking routes.
7 Smart Lighting – Intelligent and weather adaptive lighting in street lights.
8 Waste Management – Detection of rubbish levels in containers to optimize the trash collection routes.
9 Smart Roads – Intelligent Highways with warning messages and diversions according to climate conditions and unexpected events like accidents or traffic jams.