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K.C. streetcar to feature high-tech 'Smart City' services

Posted on June 5, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Kan.— Kansas City has reached a final agreement with Sprint and Cisco Systems to create a “Smart City” set of high-tech services along the 2.2-mile downtown streetcar line, The Kansas City Star reported.

High-tech services will include a Wi-Fi network along the streetcar route, smart lighting, cameras and sensors, plus interactive digital kiosks that can provide information about local cultural events, food and entertainment, other businesses and city services such as the 311 Action Center, the report said.

Sensors along the route will collect data from the lights, traffic signals, pavement, water pipes and more to help the city with traffic flow and obstructions and more efficient city services, according to the Star.

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Kansas City Streetcar construction shot.
Kansas City Streetcar construction shot.
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