AT scale program CityNow company Panasonic, one of the most well-known manufacturers of consumer electronics, turns a wasteland into In " City of the future " .
Where and What will happen
Panasonic promises to completely transform 162 hectares vacant land in Colorado, near the airport of Denver. Here, work is boiling: there are devices for distributing free Wi-Fi , LED street lights, air pollution sensors, solar panels and security cameras. Thanks to energy micro networks, which are partially powered by sun, the city will be able to The case of a 72-hour power outage exists autonomously.
An integral part of the " smart city " will be unmanned vehicles. Behind $ 72 million for highway section length 24 km high-tech road X system to be deployed for data exchange with autonomous cars. A In the spring there will be an unmanned bus, which will run from railway station to stops passing through territory of Denver.
When to expect
The company promises to complete all the work and to present an " intelligent city " to 2026 year. If the project is successful - such initiatives can be deployed and at other cities of America.
TO this is Panasonic's first experience in The USA, but not The only one: a few years ago the company introduced the " smart city " of Fujisawa in 50 km to west of Tokyo, where 1000 houses are connected to solar power system.
Also, Smart City is built by the Chinese company Baidu, the Google corporation in conjunction with Sidewalk Labs and one of the creators of Microsoft Bill Gates.
Source: Business Insider
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