This Smart Walk Sign Knows If You Need Extra Time To Cross The Street (VIDEO)

When you’re waiting to cross the street, the crosswalk signal doesn’t know if you’re out for a morning run or you’re an 86-year-old with a walker. Like other infrastructure, it’s designed based on averages. But as smart tech grows in cities, a walk sign or streetlight may eventually know who someone is—and tailor itself for any particular needs. Continue reading “This Smart Walk Sign Knows If You Need Extra Time To Cross The Street (VIDEO)”

Silver Spring Launches Smart City Network-as-Service

Could managed network services break open the smart city market? The concept of a “smart city” that connects city street lights, parking spots, power and water meters, municipal transit services and other such nodes into a networked whole is a fascinating concept. But do city governments really want to take on the role of paying for the technology to make it happen and keeping it running for the next few decades? Continue reading “Silver Spring Launches Smart City Network-as-Service”