To really understand the Internet of Things (IoT) requires application, implementation, and execution in the real world. IEEE IoT recently launched a program to provide the IoT community an interactive platform on which to engage with use cases, service descriptions, business models, and reference implementations that will be key to developing a vibrant IoT industry. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to contribute to the IoT cause, as well as get excellent exposure for your projects and ideas.
Vote a lamppost
- ICT CityPulse
- Public, energy
For a long time Karl has had a hard time sleeping at night. This is primarily due to the lamppost outside his bedroom window. Recently the town (Tarm) has been updated with intelligent street lighting, which makes it possible for the inhabitants to influence the lighting lifecycle. It's Friday at 10 PM, and Karl is tired after a long day at work. Therefore he opens his laptop and accesses the lamppost liberation website. When he is logged in, the system knows his location and gives him access to the lampposts that are nearest him. Karl can now select a specific lamppost and suggest changes. He can choose between turning the lamppost on or off, changing the luminance and when these changes should take effect. He selects the lamppost nearest the bedroom and requests turning it off at 10:10 PM. Online and logged in neighbors near the lamppost will get a notification about the request. They can now vote whether they want the suggestion to take effect or not. On the opposite side of the street, Arne gets Karl's notification and votes it down. He has a daughter who is at a party, and she will come home in a couple of hours. Therefore he wants the light to be on, so she can have a safe trip home. While voting the suggestion down, Arne can add a comment on the voting and suggest another solution. Arne suggests that they could dim the lamppost at 10:10 PM. Karl sees the comment, removes his request and votes for the suggestion. Minutes later the lamppost dims to half the luminance.