|[June 11, 2014]
San Jos� Implements Intel Technology for a Smarter City
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
The city of San Jos� and Intel (News - Alert) Corporation are collaborating on a
public-private partnership to further the city's "Green Vision"
goals.�The project, known as Smart Cities USA, is expected to help drive
San Jos�'s economic growth, foster 25,000 clean-tech jobs, create
environmental sustainability and enhance the quality of life for
The pilot program in San Jos� is Intel's first smart city implementation
in the United States. The scalability of Intel architecture enables the
intelligence and flexibility necessary for cities across the country to
quickly deploy a range of smart city solutions for everything from air
and water quality to traffic and parking management to communications
systems and other city infrastructure.
The joint project was selected to be showcased this week as part of the
White House SmartAmerica
Challenge. The program is a White House Presidential Innovation
Fellow initiative�that aims to bring together research in Cyber-Physical
Systems and the Internet of Things and combine test beds, projects and
activities from different�sectors, including smart manufacturing,
healthcare, smart energy,�intelligent transportation and disaster
response. The goal of the SmartAmerica Challenge is to show tangible
and�measurable benefits to the U.S. economy and the daily lives of
"Our city is strongly committed to our Green Vision, which is our
roadmap to becoming the clean-tech innovation center of the world," said
San Jos� Mayor Chuck Reed.�"Public-private partnerships are key to
creating jobs and enhancing the quality of life for our residents. By
working with Intel and using its technology and expertise, we can gather
critical data, identify where we can make improvements, and make good
decisions to be more efficient with our resources."
Scalability Meets Sustainability
Today's cities consume two-thirds of the world's energy1. To
address the escalating demands of existing and future residents, cities
are looking for ways to introduce more technology to become "smarter"
about the use of limited resources and more flexible in responding to
The Smart Cities USA pilot project will give San Jos� residents
real-time, local data that can inform their personal decisions.�For
example, the community will better understand how they can help "Spare
the Air" on poor air quality days. When there is a local air quality
alert, residents can choose to take public transit, bicycle or carpool
to get to work or school and thus reduce emissions and improve air
San Jos�, known as the Capital of Silicon Valley, is installing a
network of sensors to create a "sustainability lens" that uses Intel
technology to measure characteristics such as particulates in the air,
noise pollution and traffic flow. Such measurement data will produce
meaningful insights that will lead to improvements in air quality,
noise, transportation efficiency, environmental sustainability, health
and energy efficiency.
This project also aligns with the San
Jos� Green Vision, a long-term sustainability initiative adopted by
the city in 2007 to protect the environment, stimulate economic growth
and achieve sustainability.
"To help improve quality of life in San Jos�, we're exploring new ways
of capturing and sharing localized information to our residents," said
Kerrie Romanow, director of San Jos�'s Environmental Services
Department. "With better information, we tend to make better decisions.
We're optimistic that the real-time air quality data will help our staff
understand how we can positively influence the environment right here in
San Jos� as well as regionally and globally."
Intel Technology for Use in Smart Cities
City governments are projected to collectively invest approximately $41
trillion2 over the next 20 years to upgrade their
infrastructure. With Intel technology and its more than 30 years of
experience connecting and securing intelligent devices, cities can
cost-effectively manage infrastructure growth and resource
sustainability that can help them meet the demands of escalating
The city of San Jos� has installed a sensor demonstration platform using Intel®
Gateway Solutions for the Internet of Things with an Intel®
Quark™ processor and third-party sensors. Each gateway incorporates
Wind River (News - Alert)* Intelligent Device Platform software with McAfee* security
features connected to Intel's Hadoop distribution in the cloud.
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The
company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the
foundation for the world's computing devices.�As a leader in corporate
responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world's
first commercially available "conflict-free" microprocessors. Additional
information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com
and about Intel's conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.
About San Jos� and Green Vision
Known as the Capital of Silicon Valley, San Jos� is the nation's tenth
largest city and the largest city in Northern California with an
ethnically diverse population of more than one million people. San Jos�
was founded in 1777, once served as the state capital of California, and
now encompasses 180 square miles. Facts about San Jos� can be found
and the City's website is www.sanjoseca.gov.
Green Vision includes bold goals for clean-tech jobs, reduced energy
use, renewable energy, green buildings, waste reduction, water reuse,
sustainable development, a clean fleet, more trees, zero emission
streetlights, and interconnected trails.
Intel, Quark and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in
the United States and other countries.
*Other names and brands may
be claimed as the property of others.
1 Source (News - Alert): United Nations. Department of Economic and Social
Urbanization Prospects The 2011 Revision. March 2012.
2 Source: Booz Allen Hamilton (News - Alert). Lights!
Water! Motion! Excerpted from The Megacommunity Way: Mastering
Dynamic Challenges with Cross-Boundary Leadership, published as a
strategy+business Reader by Booz Allen Hamilton. July 2007.
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