Cities achieved smart city progress in 2016 in transportation, water resources, energy, lighting and more. Many received smart transportation funding.
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By Charlie Osborne
Smart cities revolve around the idea of using new, connective technologies to make urban living more efficient, cost-effective and, in the cases of many, more environmentally friendly.
Everything from smart LED lighting systems which save power to expanding internet access and promoting renewable energy use through electric vehicle (EV) driving schemes are emerging worldwide, supported through the Internet of Things (IoT) technology, sensors, and big data analytics.
According to research firm Gartner, smart cities will house 9.7 billion IoT devices by 2020, with more vendors than ever exploring new business opportunities in smart city development, home security, and healthcare.
Read the highlights and learn about new vendor platforms in the full story on the ZDNet website.
Read specifics about various 2016 smart city projects and 2016 smart transportation funding awards on EfficientGov:
Illinois Smart Grid Meters Measure GHG, Improve Reliability
How Smart Sensors will Improve New York Power
How Smart Data Over the Grid Can Save Energy & Money
Montgomery County Explores Smart Transit Through IoT
Boston Balks as City Takes Parking Meter Hike Cue from L.A.
Helsinki’s Driverless Shuttles Learn Their Routes
Self Driving Truck Tests on Columbus Area Roads
Smart Water & Smart Air
Sound Sensors Can Detect Water Pipe Leaks
Smart Cisterns Could Make L.A. Rooftops Stormwater Catchers
UK Water Monitor Trial via MK:SMART Data Hub
Video: Addressing Urban Air Quality in Real-Time
City of San Jose Deploys SmartPoles Pilot Project Combining LED Street Lighting with Wireless Broadband Technology
Street Lamps that Detect Gunfire
Smart Transportation Grants
$6M Connected Vehicles Grant for Denver Fleet
$11M DOT Grant Juices Pittsburgh Smart Transit
Columbus Transportation System Wins DOT Smart Cities Challenge
16 Cities are Getting Connected Streets Support & Tools