21. May 2015 · Comments Off on IoT systems could fuel smart cities — with caveats, say experts · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

As America’s cities struggle with traffic congestion, overpopulation and energy problems, they are turning to the Internet of Things to get themselves above water. But they need to face age-old problems, like data silos and consumer skepticism head-on, say experts in the trenches.The Internet of Things (IoT) holds promise for cities by curbing resource waste and making operations more efficient. Connected devices can indicate when it’s time to pick up trash in public areas or when street lights should turn on and off.

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