Last week saw London Technology Week where, once again, London’s leading role in global technology innovation was highlighted, debated and promoted. One of the major topics for discussion was the ‘Smart City’.
Smart cities are cities where ideas and technology combine to create an interactive, connected and engaged city and citizenship. The key technology in this is M2M (machine to machine technology), popularly known as the Internet of Things. Using wireless connectivity, M2M technology allows machines to “talk” to each other and exchange information with limited or no human involvement.