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Public Transportation Systems Roll Out Telematics, UV for Safer, Cleaner Rides

Transit systems are struggling to recover from low ridership as a result of the pandemic. As people begin to venture out, public transportation agencies are turning to IoT technologies to provide cleaner vehicles and more detailed ride-related information to encourage social distancing.  

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Smart City Taps IoT to Monitor Environment and Crowds at Popular Lake

Smart cities can transform how cities maintain their services and interact with their citizens. IoT technologies are allowing one Australian city to track water quality, crowd density, and waste levels at a popular local lake to ensure the health of the environment and the public.

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Intelligent Water Management System Helps Cities Combat Drought, Flooding

Amid a changing climate and rapid urbanization, water-related disasters are increasingly harmful to cities and ecosystems. An open-source framework designed in Michigan is harnessing the power of IoT to create a smart water monitoring and drainage system that can help prevent city and roadway flooding, combat drought, improve aquatic life, and ensure safer drinking water.  

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Paving the Way Forward: Intelligent Road Infrastructure

Explosive growth in urban populations is making rapid innovation in transportation, public services, conservation, and public safety a necessity. This Intel eBook focuses on how road infrastructure solutions can play an important part in helping cities become safer, greener, and smarter.  

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University Counts on Data Modeling to Track, Contain COVID-19 Outbreaks

University of California San Diego launches an ambitious Return to Learn program that aims to provide self-testing kits to 65,000 students, faculty, and staff on campus on a recurring basis for COVID-19. It also plans to use data modeling, contact tracing, and wastewater testing to create a tailored map of any virus outbreaks so it can quickly stop the spread.

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Bridging the Digital Divide: Ed Tech for Students in Underserved Communities

Remote learning shines a harsh light on the lack of technology in underserved areas. New initiatives seek to bridge the digital divide by supplying school districts with new laptops and Internet hotspots for students who don’t have sufficient resources at home.   

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Smart, Connected School Buses Provide Internet Access During Pandemic

School districts are transforming retired and unused school buses into large-scale mobile hot spots, providing free WiFi for students and community members in areas with high numbers of students without Internet connectivity.  

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The Rise of the Smart Factory: How IoT is Reshaping Manufacturing

From artificial intelligence to predictive maintenance to collaborative robotics, or co-bots, IoT solutions are having an impact in manufacturing, improving operational efficiency. Tech Data’s IoT expert Eric Thompson describes how smart factories are tapping into automation, learning how to merge the data silos of OT and IT, and re-imagining operations in a world changed by this pandemic.    

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Smart Shelf Tech Enhances Retail Sales and Eases Inventory Management

Even the most mundane tasks such as grocery shopping are getting a boost from IoT technologies. While consumers benefit from targeted marketing and contactless interactions, retailers can increase profits with data-driven insights regarding purchasing patterns and inventory management.  

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Using Machine Vision to Extract Insights, Drive Efficiency

ADLINK, Touch Cloud, and Intel collaborate to bring artificial intelligence, image streaming, deep learning, and data analytics to the edge. The IoT solution can reduce production errors and streamline manufacturing processes, while smart cities can tap it to improve safety.