SmartCity US example from Schneider Electric
First publishedITS America
Michelle E Clark from Schneider Electric with a key to a smarter city
In less than 40 years, 70 per cent of the world’s populations will live and breathe in our cities, pushing the world’s cities to their breaking point due to the rapid growth. The question is: can this growth be constructed in a sustainable way? And can the carbon footprint and overall environmental impact be reduced along the way? The answer, according to Schneider Electric, is yes. Here at the ITS America Annual Meeting, the company is unveiling its innovative solutions that help re-design cities with sustainability in mind to create Smart Cities, essentially making urban areas more efficient and livable.
By integrating critical systems such as electric grids, public and private transportation systems, hospitals and water distribution systems, every city can become smarter.
One example of this is US 75 Integrated Corridor Management, which was implemented in the Dallas area. Schneider Electric will discuss how a comprehensive solution transformed Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) for its 220,000 daily passengers to ensure fast, comfortable and economical travel by providing the comprehensive structure necessary to foster information-sharing and coordination across multiple agencies. The solution is part of Schneider Electric’s complete suite of SmartCity and SmartMobility solutions that promote more efficient operations and uses of urban resources.