Published on March 27, 2015
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has thrown his support behind the Internet of Things (IoT), spruiking the potential of the technology to deliver huge efficiencies for cities and generate revenue.
For example, he said that NICTA researchers have developed an advanced failure prediction tool for water pipes. The tool can predict water pipes that are most likely to fail so that they can be replaced. This is taking an active rather than reactive approach to city maintenance.