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San Diego Partners with GE to Go Smart with Street Lighting Network

Photo: Whoismanu, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The City of San Diego announced a $30 million investment to deploy the world’s largest smart city Internet of Things (IoT) sensor platform. Working in partnership with Current, powered by GE, the city will transform its street lighting into a connected digital infrastructure collecting real-time sensor data that can help with services such as directing drivers to open parking spaces or helping first responders during an emergency. Current has been working to extend similar digital capabilities for cities using lighting infrastructure.

GE will deploy its CityIQ sensor nodes on 3,200 of San Diego’s street light poles as the city upgrades 14,000 fixtures to Current’s Evolve LED luminaires.

"We're honored to be part of this historic transformation," said Maryrose Sylvester, President & CEO of Current, powered by GE. "We have a proud history of helping San Diego proactively save energy through efficient lighting, and now we're expanding that same infrastructure beyond energy into a new realm of intelligence."

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