OpenTRV won funding from Innovate UK for a project in the Internet of Things Launchpad 2 competition.
Initial announcement: TechCity News
Article on V3.co.uk
Summary: Enabling the Internet of Things (IoT) by making it easy to plug together a set of modules to measure the world around us. The project will work out the optimum combination of sensors to use inside buildings and outdoors to detect the presence of people (without identifying individuals) and other information about the environment, such as weather. Devices will be placed along a bus route in London. This information will be made available to innovative app developers to improve public transport information for buses, for example letting you know if the next bus at your bus stop is likely to be full and suggesting an alternative. The indoor version will be used to improve energy monitoring to help cut fuel bills and reduce carbon emissions.
First update: here’s some of the work that we’ve been doing relating to the project (it’s Damon’s IoT landing page). Part of the work is to get some infrastructure in place to enable discussion and plotting how to save the planet; that’s going on at the moment, at the same time as the initial research work. Changes are afoot.
Second update: we’ve some open source work – here’s the specification and suitably ambitious schedule. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss this (firstname.lastname@example.org). There’s no budget for recruitment agencies, but there is scope for payment for this work, albeit not at full commercial rates. Great for kudos, references and open source commits that mean something.