Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Eastern Finland have developed a sensing skin they say could eventually serve as an early warning system for buildings and bridges. Click for the details.
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Cities like Chattanooga, Tennessee and Copenhagen are already developing programs that encompass intelligent street lighting systems as part of a broader network strategy. Read how that approach plugs into a broader smart cities vision.
Chicago is installing decorative fixtures on lamp posts that hide sensors that track air quality, light intensity, sound volume, heat, precipitation, wind and people passing by with mobile devices. What will become of all that gathered data? Click to find out.
The city teamed with Qualcomm Technologies and CH2M HILL to leverage machine-to-machine cellular technologies to improve its water infrastructure and distribution management. Some believe it will be a model for other cities looking to invest in water resources for economic and environmental benefits. Find out why.
GE and Microsoft plan Africa projects, Alstom wins Con Edison contract, Schneider will deploy smart grid in India, UST Global targets patient-centered healthcare. Click to the site for the details.
With water scarcity a huge issue today, the new capabilities give utilities an easy way to monitor real-time consumption and flow analysis from commercial and industrial customers via a public cellular network. Click for more on this plus Itron's new water analytics effort.
Itron wins Bangladesh contract. Qualcomm sponsors Meeting of the Minds hackathon. Alstom helps launch Microgrid Alliance. Schneider unit bags vendor of year honor. GRID20/20 launches Campaign 500. Get details on all of these at the website.
California is in its third year of extremely dry conditions and the continuing drought is taking a severe toll on the state’s water resources. Read about San Francisco’s deployment of smart water meters and online technology to help residents conserve precious water.
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Cisco and Streetline jointly developed a first-of-its-kind camera-based parking spot detection solution that can work in conjunction with or in lieu of in-ground sensors. The two companies have been collaborating on smart parking technologies for a couple of years now, with deployments from San Mateo, California to Hamburg, Germany. Get the details.