Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, GB partners with Boldyn Networks on smart column pilot
Kingston received £250,000 from the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology's Smart Infrastructure Pilots initiative for the two-year trial. Boldyn Networks will install 10.4 kilometers of fiber-optic line in support of 20 smart columns throughout the borough. Each column enables Wi-Fi connectivity and high-quality CCTV images. Air quality and footfall sensors are among the customization options available with this technology.
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, GB
Wellington City Council, NZ becomes the first city in New Zealand to use VivaCity traffic sensors
Eighteen VivaCity traffic-counting sensors were installed at 13 intersections to kick off the five-year project. Pole-mounted sensors gather and anonymize traffic data for categorization by transport method. The network also monitors traffic speed and congestion for ongoing analysis of local road conditions. Wellington will use long-term sensor data to inform decisions about the local bike network, event management, and behavioral change initiatives.
Wellington City Council, NZ
Queenstown-Lakes District Council, NZ trials environmental sensors in recreational reserves
The Ben Lomond and Mount Iron reserves each received five Attentis pole-mounted sensors. The sensors gather around-the-clock measurements of pollen, air quality, soil moisture, and structural movement. Reserve patrons can plan their trips by checking data on a mobile app. Thermal images are sent via the Spark NZ network to emergency personnel for early detection of wildfires. Council officials will evaluate the technology's effectiveness during a summer pilot.
Queenstown-Lakes District Council, NZ
Phoenix, AZ deploys Sensor Industries devices for its toilet leak detection pilot program
City officials identified leaky toilets as a leading source of water loss in Phoenix. The pilot adds SI-Toilet sensors to restrooms in select city facilities, businesses, and college residence halls. SI-Toilet sends real-time leak alerts to maintenance staff for repairs and SI-Dash for system-wide monitoring. Leak detection technology is part of a Sustainable Desert Development Policy including drought-tolerant planting, improved irrigation, and efficiency checkups.
Kingston upon Hull City Council, GB turns Stoneferry Road into a smart transportation corridor
City officials worked with Clearview Intelligence on solutions to cycling safety and infrastructure concerns. Road studs at five intersections detect passing cyclists and inform motorists using in-road lights. An over-height detection system turns sensor data into digital sign directions for freight vehicles approaching a low bridge. The partnership also yielded a Variable Message Sign network at 18 locations with real-time travel times and detours.
Kingston upon Hull City Council, GB
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, CN collaborates with Minsait on smart beach technology
People-counting sensors measure patron use of facilities and sidewalks at Playa De Las Canteras. This project also monitors bin fill levels, water consumption in showers, and weather conditions. An AI-enabled platform creates predictive models of resource needs based on evolving usage patterns. Municipal officials anticipate remote facilities management and rapid responses to emergencies at all public beaches using this technology.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, CN
London Borough of Redbridge, GB installs map16 IOT drain sensors for improved flood monitoring
One hundred drains on streets with high flood risks were outfitted with sensors. Three sensors were also installed on Seven Kings Water River for river level monitoring. The Gully Sensor sends alerts to council personnel based on real-time data on water levels and grate status. The sensor network feeds into a dashboard for visualizations of current drainage. Borough officials benefit from map16's predictive analytics including best-case and worst-case scenarios for weather events.
London Borough of Redbridge, GB
Oakland, CA relies on artificial intelligence for early wildlfire detections during N5 Sensors pilot
Ten ChemNodes installed throughout the city gather data on air quality, particulates, and temperature. An AI-enabled platform evaluates potential threats up to two miles away and alerts the Oakland Fire Department of wildfires by text or email. ChemNodes don't require direct cellular connections and store enough solar energy for up to 10 days of operation. The two-year pilot will test response times during fires while gathering data for targeted fire prevention measures.
Milan, LOM partners with Bloomberg Philanthropies on air quality network in high-traffic areas
Municipal officials responded to data showing a high number of local deaths related to air pollution. Thirty compact monitors donated by Bloomberg Philanthropies were installed near schools and densely populated areas. Real-time particulate data are integrated into data from regional sensors maintained by Lombardy's environmental protection agency. Local and regional officials will design emission reduction measures based on air quality trends.
New York, NY creates comprehensive view of local road use with trial of Viva's Near Miss sensors
The city's Department of Transportation manually gathers traffic counts at random intersections throughout the year. Viva's AI-powered technology replaces these counts at 12 intersections during the pilot. Near Miss discerns nine types of transportation including scooters, buses, and pedestrians. Real-time data on travel speed, near-miss events, and travel paths are sent to an internal dashboard. City officials will use Near Miss results when evaluating traffic safety and street design efforts.
New York, NY
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, GB tests Limetrack smart bins for local restaurants
Twenty-seven restaurants and cafes in the Surbiton neighborhood will participate in a trial of Limetrack technology. Sensors within Limetrack bins gather data for analytics of waste and emissions reduction opportunities. Limetrack also collects food waste with bin contents turned into compost and bioenergy. Participating businesses may save up to £6,000 per year through more efficient use of food, while the council diverts food waste from landfills.
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, GB
Peachtree Corners, GA protects vulnerable road users through IoT collaboration with Spoke
The collaboration tests Spoke's VRU2X technology within the context of the city's Curiosity Lab infrastructure. VRU2X uses three components - C-V2X, 5G connectivity, and camera footage - for real-time communications between non-motorists and motorists. Ten updates per second to user displays ensure awareness of potential road safety issues by drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists. This pilot includes a partnership between Audi and Spoke on bike-to-vehicle safety solutions.
Peachtree Corners, GA