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Smart City Project

Postby pash » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:06 pm

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby pash » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:19 pm

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby earthling » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:44 pm

Yeah, I've been posting about this over on the tech/startups thread.

This could be a big deal or mean nothing. The downtown KC project is Cisco's largest Internet of Things project in US and they are the one taking the risk so this is a good deal for KC either way. Internet of Things (Cisco calls it Internet of Everything) is expected to be The Next Big Thing since smartphones. If Cisco succeeds and it becomes a model for future IoT for public/civic use, this could be big for KC. They are basically using downtown KC as a living lab. Pretty cool, but still too early to tell what the impact will be.

Cisco has been losing market share with their traditional biz and they are putting a lot of their eggs in IoT research basket. They need this to succeed and will then want to expand it - to other cities as well as maybe more research for other new services in KC.

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby DaveKCMO » Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:30 am

kiosks near the streetcar route are proposed to be physically integrated into the stops. stay tuned...

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby loftguy » Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:58 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:kiosks near the streetcar route are proposed to be physically integrated into the stops. stay tuned...


Great news!

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby DaveKCMO » Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:33 pm

loftguy wrote:
DaveKCMO wrote:kiosks near the streetcar route are proposed to be physically integrated into the stops. stay tuned...


Great news!


of course that's only 13 of 25 in phase 1. that means a LOT of property owner conversations.

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby pash » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:59 pm

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby kcjak » Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:49 am

pash wrote:Sorry, what are we talking about? ... Parking kiosks? Integrated into the shelters at streetcar stops?


No, silly - kiosks like at the mall so you can by calendars or Dippin' Dots while waiting :lol:

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby DaveKCMO » Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:56 am

they look like this, but this is NYC's implementation which reused old phone booths (KC's will be freestanding kiosks):

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby pash » Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:12 pm

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby loftguy » Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:30 pm

pash wrote:Information kiosks?



"The next southbound streetcar will arrive in two minutes.

Would you like tickets to the Manheim Steamroller performance in the Sprint Center at 8:00pm today?

Chipotle around the corner will give you 10% off a veggie burrito if you say 'streetcar' while placing your order.

Also, Jos. A. Bank will sell you two pairs of slacks for the price of one. The ones you're wearing look a little tight....."

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby earthling » Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:31 pm

pash wrote:Information kiosks?


It's much more than that. There will be many sensors around downtown that will feed info to the kiosks and likely to a companion smartphone app. The 'smart' part is assessing real time info from sensors and other input then giving meaningful consolidated info about the moment either via kiosks or smartphones. At least conceptually that's the idea, I'm not familiar with what Cisco is planing specifically for downtown KC, but they say it is their largest project in US - I think they mean in terms of the range of sensors they plan to use.

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby pash » Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:00 pm

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby loftguy » Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:26 pm

pash wrote:
loftguy wrote:"The next southbound streetcar will arrive in two minutes.

Would you like tickets to the Manheim Steamroller performance in the Sprint Center at 8:00pm today?

Chipotle around the corner will give you 10% off a veggie burrito if you say 'streetcar' while placing your order.

Also, Jos. A. Bank will sell you two pairs of slacks for the price of one. The ones you're wearing look a little tight....."

But Mr Kiosk, what about my Dippin' Dots? ... And my pants only look tight because of the veggie burrito in my pocket, I swear.

Honestly, I am very confused.


"That's a burrito in your pocket? And I thought we were going to be friends...."

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby loftguy » Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:27 pm

Kansas City. We have a long history of taking interactive to the next level.

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby pash » Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:38 pm

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby DaveKCMO » Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:52 pm

autonomous cars/taxis and the rise of uber/lyft/sidecar should reduce/eliminate the need for massive parking structures. they're such wastes of precious resources already and never make money unless the market truly sets the price of parking (like roadways, those costs are almost always hidden and subsidized).

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby pash » Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:18 pm

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby joshmv » Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:55 pm

http://fortune.com/2015/01/26/kansas-city-smart-city/

Short article about whether the "smart city" projects will be worth the investment. Good pub for the city.

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby earthling » Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:37 pm

This gives more clues where project is headed...
http://www.computerworld.com/article/29 ... ahead.html


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