The City of Saint John and Saint John Energy are partnering with Liveable Cities to install speed sensors on LED lights at ten locations across the city. Beginning the week of November 16th, the six-month pilot project will seek to improve safety in the community.
Chuck Cartmill has been in the roadway lighting business in Atlantic Canada for more than 40 years, beginning as a technical sales and marketing representative for a major global streetlight manufacturer which led him to start his own lighting company.
From software that makes your commute faster to sensors that help with garbage pickup, these Canadian smart city solutions are making urban life more liveable. The need to find innovative solutions for housing, energy, transit and public health is becoming increasingly urgent.
On-demand bus routes. Sensors to measure traffic speed, weather and air quality. Homegrown innovations like these remain viable options for development at Quayside, even with Sidewalk Labs out of the picture and the COVID-19 pandemic a threat, say Canadian tech experts and entrepreneurs.
The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to push Canada into a deep recession. The economy will shrink at an annualized rate of 25 percent in the second quarter and as many as 2.8 million jobs will be lost, according to a Conference Board of Canada report.
Turning Streetlights Into Technology Pillars to Support Smart Cities
LED Roadway Lighting has pivoted from selling only streetlights to providing valuable data to municipal and regional governments. The equipment used to light up roadways can also be a pillar for the information age.
Liveable Cities Selects Sierra Wireless LPWA Solution For Smart City Applications
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW), the leading IoT solutions provider that combines devices, network services and software to unlock value in the connected economy, today announced that Liveable Cities, a division of Canada-based LED Roadway Lighting, has selected Sierra Wireless’ LPWA solution to enable smart city applications.