Drone Detection

Problem:  As drones rise in popularity for recreational use, there’s a growing concern of malicious use of drones particularly when flown  over public and municipal facilities. Solution Tested:  DeDrone Pilot:  Drone Detection deployed at Youth Services Center (YSC) Project Update January 2019:  The successful proof-of-concept performed at YSC earlier this Read more…

SMC Public Wifi

Problem: Despite being located in the heart of Silicon Valley, there’s a significant population of citizens who don’t have adequate access to the internet. Questions to be answered: Can the County provide internet services in areas with no connectivity? Solutions tested:  The County believes that providing high speed Internet access Read more…

Multi-Connectivity Network

Problem #1: There are multiple IoT and smart city connectivity technologies such as Wi-Fi, LoRaWAN, SigFox, NB-IoT, Helium and other proprietary like Fybr-Link. These are still maturing, and there is no one size fits all connectivity strategy that will work for all use cases. Problem #2: There exists a “digital divide” within San Read more…

People and Mobility Patterns

Problem: Urban planners have limited awareness of how pedestrians, visitors and commuters move around within a city and selected areas. This lack of understanding results in services that don’t match people’s expectations, suboptimal citizen engagement and experiences. Questions to be answered: How many people are visiting in a particular area? How Read more…