2nd Apr 2014

Intel to turn Dublin into world’s first ‘internet of things’ city

Almost a week after revealing a US$5bn investment in Ireland, chip giant Intel is embarking on a plan with Dublin City Council to make Dublin the most densely sensored city in the world.

The project to make Dublin a ‘Global Demonstrator for Smart City Sensors’ will use Intel Quark-based Gateway platforms.

Two hundred of these sensing gateways will be placed around Dublin City to gather and monitor environmental data, in particular noise and air quality. Each of these gateways can deploy up to six sensors.

The pilot project, an international first, will give Dublin the infrastructure to be one of the most densely ‘sensed’ cities in the world.

Intel will deploy a wide-scale internet of things (IoT) research platform in Dublin, which will facilitate the project. The data which is gathered by the sensors will be made available to citizens and other stakeholders on an open basis, enabling the development of apps which will give Dubliners real-time information about air quality and noise levels.

When combined with the real-time traffic information, which is currently provided on an open basis by Dublin City Council, the project will give citizens the opportunity to shape the way the city develops.

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