Futurists, visionaries and tech companies for years have painted a captivating picture of smart cities — communities that leverage technology to make citizen’s lives easier and totally connected.
Take Baltimore for example. The city has partnered with Ecube Labs to deploy trash bins that notify garbage trucks when full, making collection routes more efficient and cost-effective.
In Boston, the city installed solar-powered park benches that function as outdoor cell phone charging stations and at the same time, collect data on air quality and noise pollution. Read the full story here.