Built environment

How cities are starting to see the light about smart streetlights

Thu, 2017-08-17 12:01 -- Doug Peeples

Smart streetlights are a typical first step for smart city upgrades. They're an ideal showcase to familiarize citizens with smart technologies, plus the payoff in energy savings is immediate. And city leaders are realizing that smart streetlights can do a lot more to enhance a city's livability than simply light up their streets.

Detect air pollution with low cost nano-sensors

Wed, 2017-07-19 02:18 -- SCC India Staff

A team of scientists from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has developed a highly sensitive low-cost nanosensor to detect carbon monoxide levels, a step forward in environmental pollution monitoring. These nanosensors can be even synced with a smartphone or a small device at every traffic signal, which can transmit the data through Bluetooth.

Cycle sharing project to solve Bengaluru’s air pollution problem

Tue, 2017-07-11 00:29 -- SCC India Staff

In coming months, Bengaluru will witness a massive public bicycle sharing (PBS) project proposed by the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT). The project, with around 4,000 cycle and 350 docking points, is touted to be India’s largest cycle-sharing project.