10 Things to Know About...Smarter Living

RTE’s "Ten Things to Know About" is a six-part award winning series, showcasing the weird and wonderful Irish science behind aspects of modern life, from virtual reality to botox and aliens to the Internet of cows.

Each week Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, Jonathan McCrea and Kathriona Devereux tackle a different subject. On Monday 21 November 2016, the team uncovers all the key elements of Smarter Living including electric transport, renewable energy in the home and being connected to Ireland's electricity grid of the future.

 

Smarter Living in Practice

We hear a lot about the smarter living concept but what does it look like in reality? During this programme - sponsored by ESB - the producers, New Decade TV, aims to offer a unique insight into Smarter Living.

Presenter Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin travels to Amsterdam, one of the world’s smartest cities to find out how they are aiming to electrify their entire transport network by 2025. Back on home soil, she test drives the new Tesla ecar and meets Paul Mulvaney, Executive Director of Innovation at ESB, to discuss Ireland's smart grid, smart technology infrastructure and electric transport in Ireland.

Kathriona Devereux visits one of Ireland’s smartest homes and finds out about some of the latest smart house technologies while Jonathan McCrea meets Patrick O’Rourke,  High Voltage Cables Design Engineer at ESB International, and goes underwater to investigate the world’s first subsea cable repair.