Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas to become Smart Cities

January 12, 2016 2:28 pm | Updated 9 months ago.

AT&T, US Telecommunication Company, has collaborated with companies like Cisco, Deloitte, Ericsson, GE, IBM and Intel to administer Internet of Things solution to cities in USA and Mexico. Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas are the first cities to avail this benefit. Ericsson successfully developed and deployed a connected water project to check the water quality in the city of Atlanta.

There is a growing awareness among communities to harness technological growth to promote the Internet of things for infrastructural development. Under President Obama’s, Smart Cities Initiative Dallas Innovation Alliance was formed that received federal funding. AT&T IoT Solutions has further conceptualized a plan to build smart parking solutions, better infrastructural facilities, enhanced mobility to bolster connected living in the city of Dallas.

Internet of Things technology is also being used in the city of Chicago to conserve energy, advanced analytics and for water system sensors. Communities will require technology not only to provide a better quality of life but also to tackle challenges such as traffic congestion, crime, and climatic change.

Date of Publication: January 11, 2016