The term Internet of Things was first proposed by Kevin Ashton in 1999, He commented that ‘ If we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things—using data they gathered without any help from us—we would be able to track and count everything, and greatly reduce waste, loss and cost. We would know when things needed replacing, repairing or recalling, and whether they were fresh or past their best. The Internet of Things has the potential to change the world, just as the Internet did. Maybe even more so’
As technology and ideas progress so too does the definition and implementation of the Internet of Things.
The Smart Streets Hub has seen an opportunity to apply the theory of the Internet of Things to the Highways Maintenance Sector in order to try and improve efficiencies and reduce waste.