Smart Cities Viewpoints

Insights on emerging technologies, practices, and processes for enhancing operational excellence.

Jun
13
2019
Larry O'Brien — Industry Trends

The Cybersecurity for Smart Buildings Challenge

Addressing the crucial issue of cybersecurity for smart buildings is a challenge.  Like the manufacturing sector, the building automation sector is going through its own digital transformation.  
May
30
2019
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

Ubiquitous Location Sensing: Understanding AoA and AoD

Pinpointing location in real time is complex for many reasons. A building’s infrastructure, such as concrete walls and floors and steel support beams often interferes with or blocks wireless signals, which makes determining location with any consistent level of accuracy difficult. Two new methodologies within the direction finding feature are helping to mitigate these losses and overcome the complexity, improving location capabilities: Angle of Arrival (AoA) and Angle of Departure (AoD). These two location system architectures utilize angular direction estimation to determine positioning.
Apr
30
2019
Eddie Fidler — Industry Trends

Dynamic Pricing of Parking Helps Cities, Residents, and Business

A city’s parking ecosystem is an important part of this puzzle, and leaders are realizing they can use smart parking platforms to improve this key aspect of city life, especially if they use the new platform to introduce policies for dynamic pricing of parking resources.
Apr
29
2019
Eddie Fidler — Industry Trends

Electric Mining Vehicles Hold Promise for Industry

Electrification is one of the most significant trends in transport today. In this post, I will be discussing the adoption of electric mining vehicles (EMVs) for underground operation.
Apr
18
2019
Guest Blogger: Melissa Cowin — Industry Trends

Smart City Data Ownership

As cities become more intelligent with the ability to collect massive amounts of data, smart city data ownership is becoming a highly debated topic.
Apr
18
2019
Eddie Fidler — Industry Trends

Smart Parking Platforms Address Cities’ Transport Challenges

Cities worldwide are facing a bevy of challenges as they continue to grow rapidly. A city’s parking ecosystem is an important part of this puzzle, and leaders are realizing they can use smart parking platforms to improve this key aspect of city life moving forward.
Apr
16
2019
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

What Is a Smart City Platform?

ARC’s report on smart city platforms focuses on enterprise-level platforms developed for cities that provide centralized operations and collaborative city-wide solutions through the enablement of applications for transportation, water, environmental, energy, security, governance, facility management, asset management, and more.  
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