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Joint project to create ‘Smart City’ in California

A collaborative ‘Smart City’ project in California is being showcased as part of the ‘White House SmartAmerica Challenge’ initiative, which aims to bring together research in Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things and combine test beds, projects and activities from different sectors, including smart energy, intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and disaster response. The city of San José and Intel Corporation are collaborating on a public-private partnership (P3) to further the city’s ‘Green Vision’ goals. The project, known as ‘Smart Cities USA’, is expected to help drive San José’s economic growth, foster 25,000 clean-tech jobs, create environmental sustainability and enhance the quality of life for residents. The pilot program in San José is Intel’s first smart city implementation in the USA, with the scalability of the company’s architecture expected to enable the city to quickly deploy a range of smart systems to improve: air and water quality; traffic and parking management; noise pollution, public transportation efficiency; communications systems; and other city infrastructure.

The pilot project will give San José residents real-time, local data that can inform their personal decisions. For example, the community will better understand how they can help ‘Spare the Air’ on poor air quality days. When there is a local air quality alert, residents can choose to take public transit, bicycle or carpool to get to work and thus reduce emissions and improve air quality. Known as the Capital of Silicon Valley, the city is installing a network of sensors to create a ‘sustainability lens’ that uses Intel technology to measure various characteristics, such as particulates in the air, noise pollution and traffic flow. The measurement data will produce meaningful insights that will lead to improvements in air quality, noise, transportation efficiency, environmental sustainability, health and energy efficiency. San José has installed a sensor demonstration platform using Intel’s Gateway Solutions for the Internet of Things, with the company’s Quark processor and third-party sensors. Each gateway incorporates Wind River’s Intelligent Device Platform software with McAfee security features connected to Intel’s Hadoop distribution in the cloud.

“Our city is strongly committed to our Green Vision, which is our roadmap to becoming the clean-tech innovation center of the world,” said San José’s Mayor, Chuck Reed. “Public-private partnerships are key to creating jobs and enhancing the quality of life for our residents. By working with Intel and using its technology and expertise, we can gather critical data, identify where we can make improvements, and make good decisions to be more efficient with our resources.”

June 16, 2014

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