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Fort Collins pilots smart street sweepers

The US city, a member of the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance, will test the technology from Rubicon Global to help ensure roads are properly maintained

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Fort Collins has a plan in place to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050
Fort Collins has a plan in place to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050

The city of Fort Collins, Colorado, is preparing to test new smart street sweeper technology this year as part of a pilot project to ensure roads are properly maintained for residents and visitors.

 

From March 2019, the city will partner with Rubicon Global on a six-month pilot programme. Rubicon is a technology company that provides waste, recycling and smart city solutions to businesses and governments worldwide.

 

Creating a better community

 

Rubicon’s technology will form part of the city’s street sweeping fleet, with a view to helping Fort Collins manage street sweeping routes, dispatching, and vehicle location.

 

In addition, it will enable drivers to flag issues and pathway obstructions throughout the city.

 

“The city of Fort Collins is always looking to take advantage of technology and data to help improve efficiency, maintenance and make for a better community for our citizens,” said Larry Schneider, director of transportation, Fort Collins.

 

“We think this specific smart city solution from Rubicon Global could be a game-changer for our fleet of street sweeping vehicles.”

 

Fort Collins is a founding member of the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance, which has established a plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

"Street sweepers play a key role in human health, environmental quality and pollution control, the city said"

“We think this specific smart city solution from Rubicon Global could be a game-changer for our fleet of street sweeping vehicles.”

 

“[Our city platform] helps cities of all sizes leverage data to make smarter decisions about everything from waste and recycling services, to road conditions and overall city operations, leading to improvements in sustainability and quality of life that map to an overall mission to end waste in all of its forms,” added Michael Allegretti, chief public strategy officer, Rubicon Global.

 

“We are honoured to collaborate with the city of Fort Collins, which is rapidly setting the standard for smart cities in America through proactive initiatives like this partnership.”

 

 

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