The Dallas Morning News published an article on the ongoing Smart Cities initiative in the West End. The article reported on Michael Zeto (head of AT&T Smart Cities Unit). Also interviewed for the article was Geoffery Orsak,Executive Director of the Texas Research Alliance. This ongoing news coverage give more information on the Dallas Innovation Alliance (the public/private partnershp announced a couple of months ago who aims to turn the West End into a living lab.
Electronic water meters could be in the yards of every residence in Fort Worth within five years.
The Fort Worth water department is working on a five-year design, study and phase-in program to replace the more than 240,000 residential and commercial water meters with those read by a radio or wireless signal.
Customers potentially can look at their water usage daily and learn to conserve.
According to a June 2015 News Release AT&T “the AT&T network had nearly 22 million IoT connected devices worldwide as of March 31, 2015. More than 945,000 smart devices connected during the first quarter of this year. That’s 70 percent more than the same quarter a year ago. Of those devices, 684,000 were connected cars. AT&T is leading the industry, working with eight of the top automakers. Read the entire release here
–Atlantic Washington editor-at-large Steve Clemons hosts a conversation featuring Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings and the managing director of Cisco’s Smart + Connected Communities Initiative, Arvind Satyam.
A smart city uses digital technologies or information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance quality and performance of urban services, to reduce costs and resource consumption, improve the quality of life for it’s citizens and to engage more effectively and actively with its citizens.
Click here for a good article explaining more about smart cities