The Internet of Things: making the most of the Second Digital Revolution

The UK Prime Minister commissioned the below review from the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Mark Walport. The recommendations set out in this review are primarily for government to take forward. However, successfully delivering them will require a close partnership with industry, the UK research base, the public, other national governments and international organisations.

The Internet of Things has an extremely broad definition and many links to other emerging technologies, such as robotics, data analytics and artificial intelligence. Compass4D and the Newcastle pilot site are taken as an example of that vision where trial system gives signals to drivers about when to adjust their speed if traffic lights are about to change. Looking further into the future, fully autonomous vehicles could ultimately be integrated into a transport system of smart roads, traffic lights, signs, streetlights and parking. Part of that vision is being demonstrated in Newcastle.

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