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50 Sensor applications for a Smarter World. Get Inspired!

50 Sensor applications for a Smarter World. Get Inspired! | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
More than 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020, but this new connectivity revolution has already started. Libelium publishes a compilation of 50 cutting edge Internet of Things applications grouped by vertical markets.
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Paco Prieto's curator insight, April 5, 2013 9:15 AM

Muy interesante. !! Fantásticas aplicaciones en el mundo del agua !! @juanpaespi

roberto gilli's curator insight, September 25, 2013 4:41 AM

Great list of applications of sensors grids.

Jukka Riivari's curator insight, July 4, 2015 3:29 AM

IoT samples

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Examining the Dangers of the IoT | Smart & Resilient Cities

Examining the Dangers of the IoT | Smart & Resilient Cities | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

In September 2015, the FBI released an official warning to the public about the dangers of the Internet of Things (IoT) ㄧ Have our devices become any safer since?

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In September 2015, the FBI released an official warning to the public about the dangers of the Internet of Things (IoT) ㄧ Have our devices become any safer since?

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Eight IoT Adoption Insights from Experts from Sensors Expo

Eight IoT Adoption Insights from Experts from Sensors Expo | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
At Sensors Expo in San Jose, two panels of experts reflected on the current state of IoT adoption and provided advice on how to overcome common challenges.
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One challenge is that many companies deploying IoT PoCs give short shrift to security until they are focused on rolling it out to the production scale.  Nevertheless, interest in IoT cybersecurity is building given a growing number of hacks with an IoT component. But addressing the problem isn’t easy. 

Like IoT itself, there are few one-size-fits-all solutions when it comes to IoT security.

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One challenge is that many companies deploying IoT PoCs give short shrift to security until they are focused on rolling it out to the production scale.  Nevertheless, interest in IoT cybersecurity is building given a growing number of hacks with an IoT component. But addressing the problem isn’t easy. 

Like IoT itself, there are few one-size-fits-all solutions when it comes to IoT security.

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Internet of Wines: How this vineyard's smart sensors improve the vintage in your glass

Internet of Wines: How this vineyard's smart sensors improve the vintage in your glass | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
A top Spanish vineyard is using the Internet of Things to improve grape cultivation and save money.
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The project aims to obtain predictive behavior patterns in the vineyard relating to grape quality, production, biological cycles, potential pests, and plant diseases.

The IoT technology has been provided by Libelium, a Zaragoza company created by Alicia Asín and David Gascón in 2006, which sells a hardware and software platform to "connect any sensor to any cloud using any wireless technology", including industrial protocols such as CAN bus.

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"It was a necessity," says the vineyard's agronomist, Julio Prieto. "I make a number of in-situ measurements. Coupling them with data provided by stations and soil sensors can help us obtain crucial information to make early decisions for greater efficiency and lower production costs," he tells ZDNet.  Working with remOT Technologies, a spin-off of the University of Zaragoza in northeast Spain specializing in agricultural measurement, Pago Aylés has embarked on an IoT project to "model the future", as Prieto says.  The project aims to obtain predictive behavior patterns in the vineyard relating to grape quality, production, biological cycles, potential pests, and plant diseases. The IoT technology has been provided by Libelium, a Zaragoza company created by Alicia Asín and David Gascón in 2006, which sells a hardware and software platform to "connect any sensor to any cloud using any wireless technology", including industrial protocols such as CAN bus.

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5 Smart City Tips | Smart & Resilient Cities

5 Smart City Tips | Smart & Resilient Cities | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

Karen Tay, Singapore's Smart Nation director,  was recently in Washington D.C. to run a workshop for the World Bank on how to develop “smart cities."  She says: “'Smart cities' is honestly a buzzword... when I get invited to speak, most people expect me to start with cool tech like AR, VR, AI, modeling and simulation, blockchain and the like. The fact is that cities are complex ecosystems with very established ways of operating. If we want to disrupt them with technology in a way that benefits the masses (i.e. not just the upper middle class), we need dedicated work from the ground-up, coupled with political commitment." Karen Tay's five tips for smart city efforts come from conversations and projects with smart city leaders around the world.

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Building a smart city is ultimately about creating momentum throughout society to deploy tech for public good. 

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German Court Rules Cities Can Ban Vehicles to Tackle Air Pollution - The New York Times

German Court Rules Cities Can Ban Vehicles to Tackle Air Pollution - The New York Times | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
The country’s highest administrative court ruled that diesel vehicles may be banned from city streets as part of efforts to improve air quality.
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The case before the Federal Administrative Court has dominated public discussion in Germany because of its potential to deal a severe blow to the country’s auto industry three years after it was found to have lied about the pollution levels emitted by its cherished diesel technology.

Deutsche Umwelthilfe, an environmental and consumer rights organization, set the lawsuits in motion after German automakers bet their futures on diesel technology they billed as environmentally friendly, even while rigging software in their cars to pass stringent emissions tests.

Frustrated with the lack of progress in improving air quality in about 70 of the country’s most polluted cities, Deutsche Umwelthilfe brought lawsuits against the local governments, demanding that they uphold the air quality standards set by the European Union and ban certain vehicles, mostly ones that use diesel.

“The days of flooding the inner cities with poisonous diesel emissions are over,” said Jürgen Resch, managing director of Deutsche Umwelthilfe. “These vehicles have no place in our cities anymore.”
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IoT security needs a white knight

IoT security needs a white knight | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

"It may be time for the U.S. government to step in to coordinate security standards across all the players that participate in creating the internet of things, Frost & Sullivan says."

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It may be time for the U.S. government to step in to coordinate security standards across all the players that participate in creating the internet of things, Frost & Sullivan says...
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IoT Security in an Age of Insecurity | IoT For All

IoT Security in an Age of Insecurity | IoT For All | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Takeaways from a talk on IoT security at a New America event in D.C. include two-factor authentication, encryption methods, and more.
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Discussions about the Internet of Things (IoT) often focus on a “Security vs. Privacy” paradigm. However, last month author Susan Landau emphasized instead that discussions should focus on “Security vs. Security” at a New America event titled Listening In: Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age.

In her same-titled book, Landau’s historical perspective, legislative knowledge, and cyberattack descriptions make a convincing case for the need to secure our data.

She describes how security has matured slowly leading up to today’s strong-encryption found in corporate, government, and military environments.
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Discussions about the Internet of Things (IoT) often focus on a “Security vs. Privacy” paradigm. However, last month author Susan Landau emphasized instead that discussions should focus on “Security vs. Security” at a New America event titled Listening In: Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age. In her same-titled book, Landau’s historical perspective, legislative knowledge, and cyberattack descriptions make a convincing case for the need to secure our data. She describes how security has matured slowly leading up to today’s strong-encryption found in corporate, government, and military environments.
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Libelium’s IoT sensor platform helps to control environmental impact on Palma de Mallorca’s harbor to become a smart tourist destination | Libelium

Libelium’s IoT sensor platform helps to control environmental impact on Palma de Mallorca’s harbor to become a smart tourist destination | Libelium | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

Turning Palma de Mallorca into a smart tourist destination by improving the quality of its environment is the goal of the Balearic Harbors Authority project implemented by Libelium and Mallorcawifi.com. A wide network of Waspmote Plug & Sense Smart Cities sensors is deployed all around the Mallorcan harbor to measure the impact of the arrival of ships and cruise liners, and other port activity.

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The Smart Cities harbor project deployed in the city of Palma measures two basic environmental parameters that most affect citizens’ health: air quality and noise. The project is placing 27 Waspmote Plug & Sense! Smart Environment PRO in various locations around Palma’s harbor, and five Waspmote Plug & Sense! Smart Cities devices. 

These devices are set to collect data provided by 81 sensors measuring carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, ozone, noise, temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind, and rainfall, among other factors.
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« Devenir une Smart City », un ouvrage méthodologique pour les collectivités

« Devenir une Smart City », un ouvrage méthodologique pour les collectivités | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Transformer la ville en « Smart City » pour faciliter la vie quotidienne des habitants, réduire la facture énergétique et favoriser le bien vivre ensemble c’est l’objectif que se fixent désormai
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Cet ouvrage constitue un outil de réflexion méthodologique à destination des élus, cadres et agents des collectivités territoriales, mais également des autres parties prenantes (État, entreprises, associations, citoyens…).
This means:  This book is a methodological reflection tool for elected officials, managers and agents of local authorities, but also other stakeholders (state, companies, associations, citizens ...). We suppose the citizen-initiative aspect would be covered in another volume.
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Opinion | One Thing Silicon Valley Can’t Seem to Fix

Opinion | One Thing Silicon Valley Can’t Seem to Fix | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Weirdly, we’re still building corporate campuses like it’s the 1950s.
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Why do we remain so wedded to the old suburban, car-dependent model for workplaces? If autonomous vehicles (or even flying ones) are truly imminent, why are we building millions of square feet of supposedly soon-to-be-obsolete parking spaces? With so many studies touting the benefits of walkable, bike-able and transit-accessible environments, why are we designing in such a way that makes long, painful commutes inevitable?
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Does ideology affect Smart Cities? - Smart City Brand:

Does ideology affect Smart Cities? - Smart City Brand: | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Santiago Martin Caravaca interview the Mayor of Wien, Budapest, Oslo, Medellin, Trieste, Ljubljana and the Deputy Mayor of Amsterdam. Let Smart Cities Talk!
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Are smart cities a laboratory for politics? Mayors and deputy mayors of seven important European regional capitals, all committed to smart cities, give voice to their (political) priorities on such initiatives:
- Citizens first, rather than technology first
- Innovation
- Importance of learning by doing
- Quality of life
- Social responsiveness
- Make tech tools and information readily available to citizens

And... so far there is no template, no "one-size-fits-all."
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Top 100 Internet of Things Blogs and Websites on the Web | IoT Blog

Top 100 Internet of Things Blogs and Websites on the Web | IoT Blog | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Internet of things Blog Best List. Keep up with smart city iot blog,IoT blog, IoT cloud blog, smart grids iot blog, intelligent transportation iot blog,energy management iot blog,Building and home automation iot blog,Building and home automation iot blog,Keep up with Internet of things Blog, Internet of things by following top Internet of things sites.
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How do we feed the world? The internet of things can help | Horizon: the EU Research & Innovation magazine | European Commission

How do we feed the world? The internet of things can help | Horizon: the EU Research & Innovation magazine | European Commission | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

"Connecting objects and devices through the Internet of Things (IoT) can help solve the greatest challenges of our time, from cutting emissions to feeding a growing population," believes Alicia Asín, CEO and co-founder of Spanish technology company Libelium which makes IoT hardware. Asín was the second-place winner of the 2018 EU Prize for Women Innovators.

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How do you think IoT is changing cities and society?

‘The IoT is creating a data culture by introducing the concept of measure, think, and then make a decision. If you’re the mayor of a city and decide to implement a congestion charge or restrict access to diesel vehicles but you cannot demonstrate the levels of pollution, citizens will think the decision came down to political or ideological reasons. But if you can back up the decision with data, then that’s working towards more transparency.’ - Alicia Asin, CEO & co-founder, Libelium

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Eruption Disruption! Predicting Volcanic Events with Libelium’s David Gascón | First Things First

Eruption Disruption! Predicting Volcanic Events with Libelium’s David Gascón | First Things First | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

Libelium Works with Other Organizations to Develop a Life-Saving IoT Application

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David Gascón of Libelium brings us one of the most exciting IoT stories out there about collecting data from inside a volcano. He discusses the process of designing and testing an application built for one of earth’s most volatile environments and offers his advice on choosing the right sensors for your IoT application.

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San Jose picks Verizon, AT&T and Mobilite to help with smart city street light 5G project

San Jose picks Verizon, AT&T and Mobilite to help with smart city street light 5G project | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
The city announced agreements with Verizon, AT&T and Mobilite that are intended to expand broadband infrastructure deployment in San Jose.
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San Jose, in the heart of Silicon Valley,  is upgrading its broadband infrastructure and laying the groundwork for the future deployment of 5G service. 

According to officials, the San Jose agreements with the three carriers represent the largest small cell deployment of any U.S. city. In all, about 4,000 city-owned light polls will get the cells.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Industrial IoT - IEEE Spectrum

The Do’s and Don’ts of Industrial IoT - IEEE Spectrum | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Your boss wants to start an IoT project—what next?
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So how does a management team decide what it wants from the IoT?

For Stacey Higginbotham, writing in IEEE Spectrum, there are two paths here. The first is to start small with a project that can offer a short-term return on investment (ROI). In a factory, this could mean installing cameras and sensors on a manufacturing line to replace human spot-checkers. 

The second path is a bit more visionary: Build a platform or product that can change your entire business model. For example, in 2015 Emerson Climate Technologies launched a new connected product in its HVAC business. With US $100 worth of sensors per home, the HVAC installer and Emerson could guarantee a period of time that a customer’s heating or cooling system would operate before needing repairs.

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So how does a management team decide what it wants from the IoT?

For Stacey Higginbotham, writing in IEEE Spectrum, there are two paths here. The first is to start small with a project that can offer a short-term return on investment (ROI). In a factory, this could mean installing cameras and sensors on a manufacturing line to replace human spot-checkers. 

The second path is a bit more visionary: Build a platform or product that can change your entire business model. For example, in 2015 Emerson Climate Technologies launched a new connected product in its HVAC business. With US $100 worth of sensors per home, the HVAC installer and Emerson could guarantee a period of time that a customer’s heating or cooling system would operate before needing repairs.

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Le changement climatique nous oblige à repenser la place de la voiture et à réorganiser la ville

Le changement climatique nous oblige à repenser la place de la voiture et à réorganiser la ville | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
C'est le vrai sens de la bataille des voies sur berge.

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Il n'était pas trop tôt... 

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A New Way to Track Down Bugs Could Help Save IoT

A New Way to Track Down Bugs Could Help Save IoT | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
New research advances techniques for finding and exploiting known vulnerabilities in IoT devices automatically.
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The threat of automated IoT vulnerability finders is a genuine concern. "Absolutely it is coming," says Anders Fogh, a malware analyst for the German security firm GData. "We are waiting for the vendors to realize that security is relevant. They need a dose of bitter medicine." Other researchers are beginning to work on large scale IoT firmware analysis and automatic n-day mining projects as well, acknowledging a future in which attackers can fully exploit IoT vulnerability.
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The threat of automated IoT vulnerability finders is a genuine concern. "Absolutely it is coming," says Anders Fogh, a malware analyst for the German security firm GData. "We are waiting for the vendors to realize that security is relevant. They need a dose of bitter medicine." Other researchers are beginning to work on large scale IoT firmware analysis and automatic n-day mining projects as well, acknowledging a future in which attackers can fully exploit IoT vulnerability.
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IoT needs to be secured by the network

IoT needs to be secured by the network | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Economics don't allow all internet of things devices to have baked-in security, so it has to be addressed elsewhere.
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Pollution : qui sont gagnants et les perdants de la piétonisation des voies sur berge à Paris ?

Pollution : qui sont gagnants et les perdants de la piétonisation des voies sur berge à Paris ? | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Le sujet agite l'Ile-de-France depuis plus d'un an. En septembre 2016, la Mairie de Paris a décidé de fermer à la circulation les 3,5 kilomètres de la voie sur berge Georges-Pompidou, dans le centre de la capitale. Avec quels effets sur la pollution ? Mardi 10 octobre, Airparif, l’organisme indépendant chargé de surveiller la qualité de l’air en Ile-de-France, a publié le rapport définitif de sa campagne de suivi du projet. Franceinfo fait le bilan. 


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This subject has agitated the Ile-de-France region -- where Paris is located -- for over a year. In September 2016, the Paris City Council decided to close 3.5 km of the Georges-Pompidou riverside expressway to car traffic in the center of the capital. What are the effects on air pollution? On Tuesday, 10 October, Airparif, the independent body responsible for monitoring air quality in Ile-de-France, published the final report of its follow-up campaign. Franceinfo takes stock of the findings...
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7 companies to watch in sustainable shipping

7 companies to watch in sustainable shipping | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Delivery supply chains are inching toward electrification. Here are the leaders where EVs and old-school logistics converge.
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Truck deliveries without the noise and fumes from idling diesel engines are welcome in our smart cities.  From new types of on-demand trucking models to incremental electrification among large corporate fleets, here's a rundown of seven companies to watch in the delivery space, from Lauren Hepler in Greenbiz.
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Dutch city Dordrecht uses IoT for smart city planning

Dutch city Dordrecht uses IoT for smart city planning | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
IoT gateways were used as part of a smart city project in the Dordrecht. Sensors were introduced to monitor pedestrians, cyclists & vehicles.
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For a city with no track record of data-based planning, insights into rush hours, recession periods and movement trends have transformed the ability of public authorities to make smarter urban planning decisions. Passive Wi-Fi monitoring systems such as the Meshlium IoT Gateways could also provide useful information regarding footfall to local businesses.
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California Today: A Plan to Cool Down L.A.

California Today: A Plan to Cool Down L.A. | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

Friday: Lighter pavements to fight the heat in Los Angeles

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LA Mayor Eric Garcetti has predicted that the city could reduce its so-called urban heat island effect — caused by dark surfaces, lack of vegetation and discharges from traffic and industry — by three degrees over the next 20 years. Proponents of cool pavements say that aside from providing greater physical comfort, even a small drop in temperatures would reduce energy use and mitigate the health risks associated with extreme heat.
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The Smart City Already Exists–Under Our Streets

The Smart City Already Exists–Under Our Streets | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
it turns out that some existing infrastructure could act as a sensor already–no new tech needed.
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Making cities smart doesn’t necessarily mean embedding sensors and cameras everywhere, an expensive and time-consuming endeavor. It turns out that some existing infrastructure – such as cables and cell phone towers - could act as a sensor already, with no new tech needed.
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Berkeley duo's plan to solve traffic jams: hyper-fast lanes for self-driving cars

Berkeley duo's plan to solve traffic jams: hyper-fast lanes for self-driving cars | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Anthony Barrs and Baiyu Chen’s Hyperlane system proposes clusters of self-driving cars zipping past local traffic at 100mph, controlled by a central computer
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Hyperlane works a lot like existing dedicated commuter lanes, only instead of paying extra to use higher-speed, lower-congestion lanes in a human-driven vehicle, the separate lanes are only for autonomous vehicles. After entering an acceleration lane, Hyperlane’s central computer takes over the car’s functions and finds a slot for it in the already fast-moving traffic in the dedicated lanes. Vehicles would travel at speeds up to 120mph, and that the centralized computer control – which would be in constant communication with each vehicle using emerging 5G technology – would allow for a more tightly-packed traffic pattern.
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