The Office of Innovation has teamed up with SmartSA Partner CPS-Energy on a pilot program to test and evaluate smart streetlights in each of the city’s three Innovation Zones (Downtown, Brooks, Medical Center).
Each of the selected vendors for the pilot will demonstrate their solutions for remote lighting controls, and up to five “smart” use case applications: parking sensing, air quality, temperature, ambient noise and flood sensing.
The pilot phase will be six months long, ending in September 2020. Each pilot will be evaluated by SmartSA Partner CPS-Energy and the City of San Antonio during the pilot phase. Lessons learned from the three pilots will inform a citywide deployment of the smart streetlights after the pilot period ends.
Studies have shown remote lighting controls on smart streetlights can create up to 60% savings on a city’s utility bill. Smart streetlight applications will create new data sets that will support City Departments in streamlining services, developing policy, and reaching Climate Action & Adaptation Plan goals.
The Office of Innovation will be hosting community conversations at several upcoming events. Please check back for updates regarding upcoming events.
A Smart City leverages new and emerging technologies and data to improve the quality of life for residents.
311 MOBILE APP
A user-friendly, interactive platform developed to better engage residents in city service requests.
DIGITAL COMMUNITY KIOSKS
Connecting to residents to key information by providing free Wi-Fi access in a unique, hyper-local, and friendly way.
Launching drone technology to enhance fire and EMS rescue operations, delivering increased safety to first responders.
Helping to maintain a cleaner and more vibrant city by using cameras to deter illegal dumping.
Increasing safety in neighborhoods through the of use energy-efficient and cost-effective LED streetlights.
PARKS MOBILE APP
Providing residents with information to explore parks and recreational opportunities across the city.
Deploying technology to improve pedestrian safety and reduce congestion.
WI-FI IN PARKS
Bridging the digital divide by providing free access to Wi-Fi in community spaces.
“Innovation Zones” are proving grounds that allow us to test intelligent processes and emerging technologies in a real-world setting.
To ensure we are on track to achieve the Smart City vision, we are creating “Innovation Zones”, which are proving grounds that allow us to test intelligent processes and emerging technologies, in a real-world setting, that enable improved quality of life and livability for our citizens and our communities.