Smart city: experience Kansas city

Smart city: experience Kansas city

New technologies transform one of the main centers of power of the U.S. state of Missouri.

5 may 2019 09:07

«Умный» город: опыт Канзас-Сити

«Умный» город: опыт Канзас-Сити

The tram system in Kansas city (Missouri) was once one of the most streamlined in the country. Then trams were cancelled and residents 59 years without them. In 2016, this form of transport was back on the streets, only now equipped with smart technology. For the first two and a half years, the beautiful new trams for free transported 5 million passengers, today finalized the new line length of 3.5 km.

Digital pavilions placed along the line, show the local attractions, take photos of tourists and assess the air quality. Smart lights react to the congestion of transport and faster include a green signal, thereby reducing average travel time by 36 seconds and reducing carbon emissions. Also, the city began to use light sensors to help collect information about where soon there will be potholes.

Director of innovation Kansas city Bob Bennett says most people don’t notice how to live a successful smart city: “it Just all works as it should”.

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