Jacksonville Abandons IoT Project Citing ‘Other Priorities’ - Energy Watch News

Jacksonville Abandons IoT Project Citing ‘Other Priorities’

Florida’s most populous city, opted to ditch a pilot installation by GE that was set to involve equipping some of its street lights with chips and sensors that would eventually do everything from improving lighting controls and efficiency to detecting free parking spaces for motorists. The lights would also be able to alert the public about hurricanes, weather events that are common in Florida. It is not clear exactly what discouraged Jacksonville from proceeding and the spokesperson declined to elaborate when asked if costs or operability stymied the project. It is possible that Jacksonville authorities were concerned with things like data protection, data ownership, privacy, and security issues associated with IoT projects, which are sometimes prone to hacking. http://luxreview.com/article/2017/03/major-us-city-abandons-iot-project-citing-other-priorities-

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