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Transforming Pittsburgh into a smart city playground

Metro21 was featured in a Fast Company article focused on how the organization is helping transform Pittsburgh into a smart city. The article calls out three Metro21 projects:

  • Fire Prevention: Every week the Pittsburgh fire bureau runs a Metro21 tool that deduces which buildings are susceptible to fires based on 311 calls, past inspection data, and sprinkler systems.
  • Traffic Lights: Smart traffic lights sense the volume of vehicles at an intersection and send signals to one another, prioritizing high-volume areas over streets with less congestion.
  • Snowplows: Metro21 cocreated a “Waze for trucks” mapping system to help deploy snowplows more efficiently, tracking which areas have already been cleared and which may need salt redispersed.

To view the full article, click here.