Internet of Things (IOT)
IoT is the name given to a set of technologies which allow exchange of information between two or more devices connected to each other through a communications network.
Today, massive use of the Internet means that the number of connected devices is growing, providing opportunities for interaction between them, especially taking into consideration the vast numbers of users carrying a mobile device with them at all times and which can serve as yet another connected device. All of these devices are considered “smart” because of their capacity to provide data on their status and location, measurements, etc. or to receive instructions remotely.
Increasing use of connected sensors and devices in cities for controlling, for example, watering systems in gardens, street lighting, the energy used in hospitals, or air pollution, means that these technologies are of particular interest for Ferrovial as they allow greater control of the services delivered to local councils.
Connected car initiatives are also on the rise, where vehicle fleets fitted with numerous sensors can control parameters such as vehicle consumption, location, condition of the engine, movement of certain parts, etc. All of this information can be used to prolong the useful life of such assets.
The Digital Hub is therefore working on the development of a corporate IoT platform specialising in the management of devices of this type, remote interaction with the devices, and centralised storage of all data collected. Business units can therefore rely on this IoT platform to aid project development using such technologies.