Episode 2: 10 Things to Know About… Smarter Living
Broadcast: RTE One @ 8.30pm, Monday 21st November 2016
Reliance on fossil fuels is over. We have entered an era of smarter, greener, more connected living and Ireland’s smart grid is absolutely key to the homes, transport and communications networks of the future!
Aoibhinn travels to Amsterdam, one of the world’s smartest cities to find out how they’re aiming to electrify their entire transport network by 2025. Back in Ireland, she test drives the new Tesla eCar and meets ESB’s Paul Mulvaney to discuss the current status in Ireland with regard to electric transport, smart technology infrastructure, and Ireland’s Smart Grid.
Kathriona visits one of Ireland’s smartest homes and finds out about some of the latest smart house technologies, and we’ve all heard about the Internet of Things… but how about the Internet of Cows? In Weird Science, Fergus takes to the farm to find out more.
Connectivity is crucial to the functioning of the smart grid, but, with some of the most important power and information cables buried deep at sea, what happens if they need fixing? Jonathan meets Patrick O’Rourke and gets into a deep-sea diving suit and goes underwater to investigate the world’s first subsea cable repair…