Smart City

How cities are using technology to improve the lives in their community

Our Smart Buildings collect enormous amounts of data every day.But how do we turn data into value?A surprisingly related field answered this question years ago.Let me tell you how they did it, and how we can do it too.Over...
It’s no secret that the Earth is running out of fossil fuels, so increasingly more people are hurrying to find alternative sources of energy and ways to produce them. Driving electric vehicles could be one of the solutions to reduce...
A couple months ago, Cox Communications announced a new business line, Cox2M, focused on the Internet of Things and connected asset management. Cox2M is aimed at providing customers with the ability to monitor and track nearly any commercial asset...
The race is on.Who can use Smart Building Data in the smartest ways?We could struggle on our own, but there’s a mentor here to teach us.Let’s not waste any more time. A Bit of Background Over the past few years, owners...
What is a smart city? In a previous article, we described it as a city that uses technology extensively to achieve key outcomes for its various stakeholders, including residents, businesses, municipal organizations and visitors. We also described the Smart...
There isn’t one distinct thing a building can change to become “smart.” Each building and its occupants are unique and require a unique approach. However, many times occupants and owners can feel the difference intuitively when working in a...
The futuristic concept of self-driving vehicles may not be as distant as you think. And while the idea of traveling in an autonomous car remains difficult for some people to wrap their head around, these robo-vehicles are already being...
Four walls and a roof: those are the minimum requirements of a building. We need shelter to survive and we create buildings to meet that need. So why build more than absolutely necessary? Why not build cheap, nondescript, gray...
What is a smart city? The answer depends on who you ask. Solutions providers will tell you it’s smart parking, smart lighting or anything to do with technology. City officials may tell you it’s about conducting city business online,...
When truly great technology comes together and just ‘works’ it’s akin to an orchestra of perfectly harmonious instruments, each uniting to play a societal symphony so strangely, yet wonderfully, familiar that we feel as though it has always been...

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