Smart Cities Viewpoints

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

Oct
08
2020
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

ARC Smart City Podcast: Intelligent Lighting Networks as a Foundation for IoT Deployments

Our latest episode of ARC's Smart City Podcast includes an interview with Amir Hirsch, head of business development at ST Engineering’s Telematics Wireless for North America. Intelligent LED street lighting networks featuring embedded software, sensors, and microprocessor-based controllers capable of edge computing and data gathering offer digital capabilities that go well beyond traditional lighting controls. The power of these systems is magnified when deployed with a multitude of sensing devices and intelligent cameras using smart algorithms.
Oct
02
2020
Larry O'Brien — Industry Trends

UL and TIA Announce SPIRE Smart Building Assessment Program

Underwriters Laboratory (UL) and The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) recently announced the SPIRE Smart Building Program that will offer both self-certification programs as well as Verified Assessment Ratings completed jointly by UL and TIA.
Aug
28
2020
Bob Gill — Industry Trends

Singapore’s Smart City Response to COVID-19

You hear a woman’s voice requesting you and other visitors to the park to observe safe distancing measures: “Let’s keep Singapore healthy. For your own safety and for those around you, please stand at least one meter apart.  Thank you!”
Aug
26
2020
Sharada Prahladrao — Project Success Story

Transitioning to a Smart Factory with LTTS’ Solution

Technology is making the manufacturing process increasingly connected, intelligent, and dynamic, thus allowing the concept of Transitioning to a Smart Factory to become a reality.
Aug
15
2020
Rick Rys — Technology Trends

How the Electric Vehicle will finally drive the smart home to integrate with the smart grid and create the elusive grid interactive smart home.

The quantity of batteries that have gone into Electric Vehicle production is nearly 20 times the quantity that has been installed for grid energy storage, and rather than creating a problem, EVs will be a big part of the solution to the peak load problem by bringing us into the era of the grid interactive home.
Aug
07
2020
Eddie Fidler — ARC Report Abstract

The Future of Mobility

In this video from the Future of Mobility session at the 2020 ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida, Clayton Tino from BEEP, an autonomous mobility solutions provider, discusses the challenges of deploying driverless shuttles to the general public
Jul
30
2020
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

New ARC Smart City Platform Study: COVID-19 Provides Impetus for Growth Through 2024

Despite the negative impact of COVID-19 on tax revenue and depressed market conditions in 2020, many cities and governments are finding that smart city platforms are the key to mounting a more effective response to COVID019 and to developing a more resilient infrastructure moving forward.  The latest edition of the ARC study forecasts the market for smart city platforms through 2024 and analyzes key growth drivers and headwinds for the marketplace.  
Jul
20
2020
Eddie Fidler — Industry Trends

Autonomous Vehicles at ARC's Industry & City Forum Part II

Connected & autonomous vehicles, shared mobility concepts, and the shift to electric vehicles (together referred to as CASE) was a primary track at ARC’s 24th annual Industry & City Forum, we hosted a “Future of Mobility” session where four leaders in the mobility space joined us to share their perspectives and experiences around the CASE transition. In this article, we will take a look at the presentation from Professor Harish Chintakunta of the Advanced Mobility Institute at Florida Polytechnic Institute. 
Jul
02
2020
Larry O'Brien — Industry Trends

Governments Increase Smart City Investments to Combat COVID-19, Reignite Growth

Technology is increasingly being deployed at all levels of government around the world to combat COVID-19.  While ARC sees significant headwinds affecting smart city markets over the next couple of years due to decreased tax revenue, reduced workforce, and more, many cities, states, and countries are forging ahead with large increases in technology investment both to combat COVID-19 and reignite economic growth in beleaguered cities.  While ARC expects many smart cities-related markets to decline in 2020, this increased investment in technology will provide an impetus for growth and quick recovery.  Here are some examples of what’s happening around the world right now.  
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