from ev fleets to led streetlights, san diego is america’s premier smart city
A bumpy street, coin-
For a century, many of us have been interacting with parking meters and ventilated brick buildings every day without much change.
But it finally happened.
From Oslo to San Diego, cities around the world are installing data collection technologies to save money, become cleaner, reduce traffic and improve urban life.
In Digital Trends\'s Smart Cities series, we will examine how Smart Cities handle everything from energy management to disaster preparedness and public safety, and what it means to you.
You might think San Diego is just a bum. -Seaside town.
But it\'s a miracle town, the counter. -
Intuitive trends and strange dichotomies.
This is the second time. -
California\'s largest metropolitan area, but its citizens and government consider it a \"village city\".
\"This is the birthplace of surfing, but the city has as many advanced technology start-ups as Silicon Valley\'s counterparts.
It is largely a conservative place, but it is more committed to clean the environment and improve scientific standards than anywhere else in the country.
This is a city at the crossroads of anti-government. -
Immigration movement, you can cross a bridge to Tijuana, Mexico.
In short, San Diego is a strange and wonderful place. -
It is rapidly becoming a global leader in the development and deployment of smart city technologies.
In the case of San Diego, this means a more important way than urban development. this is re-
Write the DNA of the city.
Santiago is an ambitious and diverse city. -
One year of cooperation will combine the resources of San Diego City, San Diego Natural Gas and Electricity Company, General Electric Company, University of California, San Diego, and Santiago, the main non-profit partner in clean technology. -
Its mission is to promote trade associations for these technologies.
Under the leadership of these visionary organizations, Santiago\'s Smart City brings the expertise and ideas of government, business, education and non-profit organizations to the public. -
A private partnership that rivals the progress of almost any other society in the world.
It fundamentally changes the nature of what it means to live there.
It all started in the 1990s, at the heart of the financial crisis.
\"We realize that we need to go beyond efficiency,\" explains David Graham, deputy chief operating officer of San Diego, who is responsible for most of the success of the Smart City project.
\"We are actually starting to look at how data and technology can be used to improve urban services and save money.
\"In addition to a range of new technologies, California invested heavily in climate improvement goals supported at the time. -
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
\"We can unite business, academia, government and our public utilities,\" Graham said of those exciting early days.
\"This has created a people\'s platform for our smart city.
Let\'s start with the idea of an electric car, and then you start layering.
In general, if cities are the bloodstream of organic matter, then the utility is like the nervous system.
Once we understand this concept, we can begin to think about how to better connect, coordinate and understand what is happening around our city.
\"Another very important factor in the success of the Smart City Project in San Diego is-
Times NPOs advocate people, companies and organizations that support the development and deployment of clean technologies and renewable energy.
Ten years ago, Santiago Clean Technology was founded as a member. -
Based on trade associations, it helps to promote partnerships and encourage investment in smart city technologies.
Jason Alexander, president and CEO of Clean Technology, told Digital Trends: \"We provide a safe space for the public and private sectors to discuss what cities need to do together. \"
\"We also support the deployment of pilot projects so that our members can ensure that their ideas work in the real world.
\"San Diego started using electric cars very early. （EV).
In order to get ahead of this curve, San Diego promotes the expansion of public electric vehicle infrastructure and ensures safe, reliable and efficient charging almost anywhere on the San Diego grid.
This is a major investment and a fundamental redesign of one of the city\'s most important infrastructure.
Today, 32% of San Diego\'s electricity is renewable, while San Diego\'s natural gas and electricity companies have no coal in their energy mix.
Recently, Santiago Natural Gas and Electricity, Pacific Natural Gas and Electricity and Southern California have raised more than $1 billion in an attempt to power the state\'s transportation sector.
They can certainly cite San Diego as an example of success.
The region has more than 14,000 electric vehicle drivers, nearly 1,000 charging stations and 400 electric vehicle fleets of Car2go.
San Diego plans to extend its electric vehicle program by installing up to 90,000 charging stations at a single charging station. -
Family housing, with up to 45 charging points for ground support equipment at San Diego International Airport, and charging stations for taxis, space shuttles and shared vehicles.
San Diego\'s latest triumph also involves electricity and has begun as a pilot project.
With the participation of Santiago and other participants, the city has installed 3,000 LED street lights, equipped with wireless sensors and adaptive control devices.
These lights not only improve energy efficiency, but also increase the extra effort of wireless sensors, which adds a new dimension of data to the munitions of the city. -
At the same time, the most important citizenship project of the Internet of Things has been launched so far.
\"With street lights, we realized that we didn\'t know when they were on or off, or how much energy they used,\" Graham recalled.
\"First, it is attractive to use technology to better control them and reduce our energy footprint.
By using adaptive control of the street lamp network, we can accurately calculate how much energy we can save.
But then our supplier, General Electric, told us that they could convey more information, not just whether a lamp was on or off.
We can collect information about transportation, parking, transportation and so on.
\"After the success of the pilot project, San Diego has upgraded 75,000 street lamps by $30 million, saved 30 million kWh per year, reduced 13,000 tons of carbon dioxide, and created 30 million dollars for economic development.
The city also uses federal community block grants to ensure that underserved communities also have these wireless network street lights, not just downtown or gas-light districts.
\"As a smart city, a large part of it is inclusive,\" Graham said.
He recalls talking to a family at an opening ceremony and wondering if they could use the data to find the safest route to school.
In fact, the data collected by the streetlight network can be used in a variety of applications and is completely transparent to access.
Later this year, a new application will be launched to find parking lots in San Diego.
\"That\'s the question: how can we not only provide more data for decision makers, but also push that information to software developers and other organizations that can use it?
” Graham explained.
\"We like human beings very much. -powered design.
If you forget people, you have failed to become a smart city.
\"In fact, the first challenge of the project started with people.
When Graham noticed where people were parking, he thought that parking violations would increase.
But when he talked to the law enforcement team, he found that parking law enforcement was based on decades of time. -
Old fixed routes for new data are not even considered.
\"If you don\'t adapt to this technology, it will become very inefficient,\" Graham said.
Think about it: San Diego is the largest city in the United States with solar energy on its roof.
This is another place where smart city voters say it\'s good, but it can be better.
Let\'s do better.
\"We know that through the city\'s application process, we got a lot of solar energy licenses, and the application process was very effective,\" Graham recalled.
\"Solar energy is a fairly standard technology, and installers know what they\'re doing.
So we screwed up the process.
We create an ego. -
The company\'s certification process, training them what the process is, what needs to be done.
\"The result of the explosion process\"?
\"Santiago now handles more solar energy permits than any other type of permit issued by the city, without any accidents or problems.
\"The ability of the private sector to understand the process of implementing solutions in cities can be slow,\" says Anderson of Clean Technology.
\"This is slow because private sector companies are not accustomed to handling procurement and licensing procedures.
People like David Graham want to solve these problems by streamlining processes so that they can use technology when it\'s up to date, not decades later when it\'s out of date.
\"Electricity is important, but San Diego Smart City is considering various forms of upgrading, from clean building technology to renewable energy to hacker attacks.
By the way, Graham mentions that the city is already overhauling its drinking water system.
Graham laughed and said, \"Don\'t be too nauseous, but we\'re turning sewage into pure, clean drinking water. \"
\"In the end, 30% will come from renewable energy.
Another thing we do is invite many breweries in the region to let our citizens drink beer made from pure water.
It is our future to unveil the mystery of these things and keep them open.
This is about citizen participation at the human level, and also about citizen participation at the technical level.
\"Other Smart Cities-
Related projects include the Intelligent Building Project in San Diego Port, the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan and the EcoLuxury Apartment at Scripps Ranch. -the first all-
Santiago Solar Apartment Complex and one of the first multi-family residential complexes in the United States to provide zero net living for all residents.
Santiago also announced in 2017 that Santiago will become a \"2030 District\", an urban area dedicated to sustainable development and economic growth by private sector and local construction leaders.
The goal is to reduce energy, water and transportation emissions by 50% by 2030.
\"When it comes to smart cities, the only real rule is\'You do yourself\',\" Graham said.
\"Street lights may be different for everyone.
Not everyone can benefit from solar energy like San Diego, but we don\'t have as much wind energy as West Texas.
You have to find out what works especially for you.
Look at where your money is spent today, and think about how you can use these investments to replace the future with the future.
\"Santiago has challenges, but they can be solved.
Traditional infrastructure supporting advanced cabling, optical fibers and other advanced technologies is one of them.
Another obstacle to communication between these new data systems is that of others.
There are other questions to ask: How does Santiago react to autonomy? (self-driving)cars?
What does parking look like? -evolving city?
How to combine traffic data with transaction data to determine the ideal location of food trucks?
\"We always say San Diego is small enough to accomplish the task, but big enough to change the status quo,\" Anderson said.
\"If we can become a test ground for technology development and deployment in smart cities in San Diego, we hope that these technologies will make progress around the world.