• Inside Portland's Plan to Battle Traffic Deaths by Hanging ‘Smartphones' on Street Lights

    5 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Three deadly streets in Portland, Oregon, are about to get a high-tech upgrade. It's not smart pavement or Robocop traffic guards, but an intelligent set of sensors mounted on street lights that will provide a constant stream of information about what's moving, and how fast. The city announced today that a consortium under the City IQ banner of AT&T , Intel , and Current by GE will work with Portland General Electric to hang 200 “smartphones for municipalities,” as AT&T vice president of Internet of Things Michael Zeto describes them.
    This “Traffic Sensor Safety Project,” as the city dubs...
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