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Making Cities Street Smart

 

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San Diego is deploying the world’s largest Smart City IoT platform with Current, transforming street lighting into a connected digital infrastructure. The new digital frontier will make neighborhoods safer, smarter and more sustainable, as well as ignite a new app economy.

 

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Build the thriving city

Current is partnering with city and utility leaders to repurpose existing streetlighting into an all-knowing digital infrastructure to extract data and deliver outcomes with limitless apps. Like a smartphone on a streetlight pole, our CityIQ intelligent node houses sensors capable of edge analytics—a key component of any smart city IoT plan.

 

Each CityIQ node includes a variety of embedded sensors, including optical, acoustical and environmental, that capture data in near real time. By performing advanced edge analytics, it alleviates network bandwidth limitations, cuts costs, and addresses privacy and security concerns. Our nodes are built with Intel technology that enables computer vision analytics, acoustic analytics, artificial intelligence and deep learning.

30%

of the cars circling a city are searching for a parking spot

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A smarter system

Current’s CityIQ APIs make the vast amount of sensor data actionable through a secured cloud connection. These open yet highly secure APIs provide the necessary real-time intelligence that can be consumed by the developer community, citizens and entrepreneurs to transform data into applications that can deliver new city services, optimize operations across different departments and improve citizens’ quality of life.

 

The CityIQ IoT platform is fully future proofed; as additional capabilities are developed, all updates will be performed automatically over-the-air (OTA), just like the updates on your smartphone. The node’s aesthetics allow seamless integration to a variety of streetscapes and sits elegantly on any streetlight pole.

$17B

ANNUAL SAVINGS CITIES WILL SEE BY 2019, BY INSTALLING SMART STREET LIGHTS AND DEVICES

Endless possibilities

Together with AT&T, Current is creating endless possibilities through the open, interoperable CityIQ IoT platform. These possibilities range from attracting business, students, visitors and new residents to igniting a local app economy and driving economic growth through new business opportunities. We work with an ever-growing list of ecosystem partners who tackle a range of use cases from reducing traffic congestion and detecting gun violence to increasing job creation and citizen safety.

60%

of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050

How we make it happen

  • LED streetlights provide lower-cost, environmentally friendly lighting for pedestrians—and can be integrated with an array of intelligent hardware.

  • Streetlight fixtures can be equipped with energy load controls, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities, security cameras, sensors that monitor motion, sound and atmospheric changes and more.

  • UNLEASHED BY DEVELOPERS

    We empower application developers with ubiquitous real-time data from CityIQ™ IoT Platform to improve citizens' quality of life.

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  • ENHANCED BY PARTNERSHIPS

    We partner with vendors and developers on software applications that use our data for everything from real-time transit trackers to public safety alerts.

    BROWSE IIOT SOLUTIONS BY PARTNER

Fostering innovation and improving infrastructure are important to enhancing the lives of all San Diegans. This new technology will give the City and developers the opportunity to make our neighborhoods safer and smarter.

SAN DIEGO MAYOR KEVIN FAULCONER

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