Dublin, New York officials cite smart-tech challenges and successes
New technology such as low-cost video motion sensors and low-power, wide-area wireless networks are now driving smart-city pilot projects to reduce energy used by buildings and to cut traffic delays.
While the promise of these innovations is great, that doesn’t make it any easier to get city bureaucracies, local businesses and citizens on board to adopt the tech.
“There are a lot of pain points in cities with traffic congestion and housing needs, and also a lot of technology delivering results. The challenge is working with organizations and changing mindsets and building up awareness of what’s possible with internet of things technology and low-power, wide-area networks,” said Jamie Cudden, smart city program manager with the city of Dublin, Ireland.
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