Information on proposed or actual sensor networks to share such things as climate and environmental conditions, energy usage, occupancy, and transportation. One current application is AMI, advanced metering infrastructure, based on Zigbee wireless protocols. But there is the potential for more innovative ad hoc networks to be developed. Please contribute what you know.
I recently bought one of those "PowerMonitor" sensors from Black and Decker; it's a cool little thing, and works surprisingly well.
Anybody out there discovered any hack potential in it yet? Short of Zigbee meters, it might be a good stop-gap solution to collect power usage data?
Cityleft has worked together with Travelsharing.netsons.org to develop an open source website for car pooling.
Carpooling (also known as car-sharing, ride-sharing, lift-sharing and covoiturage), is the shared use of a car by the driver and one or more passengers, usually for commuting (Wikipedia).
However Travelsharing.netsons.org extended this approach to other forms of mobility such as biking, hiking, and so on.
The website is still at its beta version. Users should join to the community in order to translate contents in local languages.
To take part to this Travelsharing.netsons.org project visit:
Sorry to post to two groups, but I think this essay and interview with Usman Haque, creator of Pachube, is worth general discussion as well as posting in sensor networks. Interesting that Bruce Sterling was involved as "visionary adviser".