Public safety may be a primary reason for street lighting initiatives, but a number of cities are finding that advanced lighting technologies can lead to very significant energy savings.
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Hitachi has developed a robot car equipped with sensors and GIS, initially for elderly and disabled drivers. But the self-driving car may be delivering your pizza one of these days.
The executive director of UN Women told a forum on cities against poverty that technology is significantly supporting initiatives to make cities safer places. And she brought some issues to the discussion not often heard in smart cities discussions: women's participation and equal rights.
Like many large cities, Miami is wrestling with the challenges of growing populations and aging infrastructure. But the coastal city has another big problem: increasingly frequent tidal flooding. If your city is facing similar challenges, Miami's action plan may provide ideas and solutions you can use.
Ten cities were selected as finalists in the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant program recently. Of those finalists, the five winning cities will receive readiness workshops geared to their particular smart cities needs in addition to technology and services to be provided by Council partners.
City street lights aren't just a light on a post anymore. They're getting smarter all the time and hosting a variety of applications that benefit citizens by helping cities run more smoothly and cost-effectively. But what's next? Read our story to learn about trends and developments that may help answer that question.
Energy efficiency is one of the main reasons that cities look into smart street lights, but they can also pay tremendous dividends toward improving public safety as well. Take a look at a few of the safety projects where street lights played a role.
A lot of technology is packed into smart street lights. And that technology should be adequately shielded from things like bad weather and debris. Read on to learn about a simple solution to protect your investment.
Street lights weren't always smart. Guest author James Benson from Current, Powered by GE, offers a take on how smart streetlights came to be and why they're such a good fit for smart cities.
Energy-efficient LEDs are just one part of the savings from smart street lights. Learn how smart controls are driving even more savings and how tools can make it easier to roll them out into your community.