The project utilises IoT technology to demonstrate how 5G will impact the way citizens interact with technology on a daily basis through the installation of sensors in rubbish bins, car park spaces, street lights, pavements, and air monitors. The devices, which are installed along a 300-metre stretch, collect and analyse data across the street – enabling real-time data sharing and insight into street activity. From a practical perspective, this means notifying officials when bins need emptying, monitoring and controlling lighting output and analysing air quality on the street – enabling services to run in an efficient and ‘smart’ manner.
The existing street lights on Madden Street were replaced with smart LED lights which are installed with a smart city module which is built directly into the unit, thus avoiding cluttered network infrastructure and resulting in ‘smart installations’ that neatly accompany the LED. CCTV, Public WiFi, and Air Quality Sensors can all be deployed through the smart light, enabling councils and providers to streamline city services and create a more sustainable urban environment.