Over recent years, Coventry has developed a network of connected devices led by our Traffic and Transport teams that help our Urban Traffic Management and Control function in the provision of Intelligent Transport, not only in the city but the wider sub region. There are a number of different device types connected on what is known as a mesh network. They can all talk to each other and provide real-time information back to a central hub.
To date we have 500 devices connected to this network and they all help in the provision of our traffic lights, totems/signs, CCTV, Variable Message Signs, Automated Number Plate Recognition systems and parking meters.
Our mesh network is a fundamental building block of our aspiration for a Digital Place. We hope to increase the use of the mesh network and be able to innovate more and more with the data and services it provides.