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Santander: The Smartest Smart City

Santander: The Smartest Smart City | Sustainable and Intelligent Infrastructure Canada | Scoop.it
The Spanish city is embedded with more than 12,000 sensors to help the government operate as efficiently as possible. It’s changing the way Europe thinks about cities.
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Today, the sight of foreign tourists is a familiar one. Delegations from tech companies the world over are flocking to “see” Santander’s sensors. Since 2010, 12,500 sensors have been placed in and around the city’s downtown district, where they measure everything from the amount of trash in containers, to the number of parking spaces available, to the size of crowds on the sidewalks. In addition, sensors on vehicles such as police cars and taxicabs measure air pollution levels and traffic conditions.

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Ditch Your Car: Get From A to B Using Real-Time Transit Data | Urbanist

Ditch Your Car: Get From A to B Using Real-Time Transit Data | Urbanist | Sustainable and Intelligent Infrastructure Canada | Scoop.it
What if we could make alternative transportation ultimately faster, cheaper and more convenient than personally-owned cars, the dominant transport devices of ...
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Free, fast and simple sets of options for getting from your location to your destination without a personal car

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ITS, Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning, Parking Management and Public Transit in Canada | LinkedIn

ITS, Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning, Parking Management and Public Transit in Canada | LinkedIn | Sustainable and Intelligent Infrastructure Canada | Scoop.it
The purpose of this group is to quench the thirst of information and knowledge of Professionals working in the field of traditional and advanced traffic engineering,...
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To mark the completion of five (5) successful years of our LinkedIn Group this month which is now serving over 1100 professional members representing various disciplines and nationalities around the globe.

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How Walking Can Improve Your Creativity!

After sitting in school or at work all day, you might feel like you need a jolt of inspiration. Some people zone out, some people take a shower, but a new study shows that the best way to improve...
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The Problem of Finding Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Just Got Sunnier

The Problem of Finding Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Just Got Sunnier | Sustainable and Intelligent Infrastructure Canada | Scoop.it
The solar-powered EV ARC charger has a key advantage: portability.
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The idea behind the portable solar-powered parking space called the EV ARC, the 9-by-16-foot structure fits on the back of a flatbed truck for delivery. It consists of a parking pad and a canopy of solar panels that charge a 21.6 kilowatt-hour battery. No power grid, construction, or permits needed. The big idea: Municipalities and businesses will buy the solar chargers and set them in parking spaces on city streets, parking lots and at retailers, moving them around as needed.

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