Smart Cities Flex their Power with Edge Computing, Digital Tech Smart power systems are breathing new life into outdated electrical infrastructure. Centralized management, monitoring, and maintenance enable utility companies to lessen the frequency and impact of power outages, while improving response times and reducing operating costs.
Tokyo Implements Creative Tech Solutions for Disaster Preparedness Because of its location, Japan is prone to experiencing a variety of natural disasters that include tsunamis and earthquakes. The city of Tokyo is building disaster prevention parks equipped with emergency services and capabilities that use AI, IoT, and solar technologies to meet the needs of citizens following catastrophic events.
These Autonomous Spider Robots are Out of This World A small robot with tiny legs is tested and ready for its first extraterrestrial adventure on the moon and slated for lunar landing in summer 2021. The spider robot will crawl across the surface of the moon collecting a web of lunar data through onboard sensors and cameras, which will be beamed back to Earth.
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.
Smart Parking Meters: IoT and Solar Are Ticket to Efficiency Networked, solar-powered parking meters with vehicle detection sensors hit the streets, offering cities energy savings, reduced maintenance costs, and automated parking fee collection.