Kansas City, Cisco Join ‘Smart City’ Initiative

Kansas City will work with Cisco Systems Inc. to make it a “smart city,” a model that uses a variety of network capabilities — including sensors and other devices — to offer information to address such city challenges as transportation, safety, parking and infrastructure. Mayor Sly James, along with several Cisco officials, announced several ideas to leverage the smart city model to identify potential efficiencies and problems via sensors plugged directly into its downtown infrastructure. James said Kansas City soon will launch pilot tests to build smart lighting, interactive digital kiosks, high-definition security video and other high-tech solutions to help residents in Downtown. The smart city effort also will offer an array of opportunities for entrepreneurs in Kansas City.

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