AT&T, federal government partner to expand smart cities

AT&T and the National Institute of Standards and Technology will work together to develop and implement smart city technology in ten US cities. Which cities and specific technologies are still unknown, but modern solutions for safety, lighting, transportation, and parking are expected to be an aspect of the partnership. One investment site reports that “much of the technology involves sensors that can track vehicle traffic, electric meters to monitor energy usage, apps to remotely manage city lighting, and even sensors that can detect gunfire.”

AT&T has recently invested in smart city technology, a move that could make the company a leader in the field as the sector grows.

AT&T Inc. Is Teaming Up With the US Government to Expand Smart Cities (The Motley Fool, Sept. 20, 2015)