Technology tracks metrics such as vehicle location, route completion, and service confirmations through a smartphone app in real time
Rubicon has announced that its RUBICONSmartCity platform is acquirable on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace.
According to the technology company that provides waste, recycling, and smart city solutions to businesses and governments worldwide, interested cities of all sizes can purchase technology that helps make waste and recycling operations run faster, smarter, and more effectively.
RUBICONSmartCity technology tracks metrics such as vehicle location, route completion, and service confirmations through a smartphone app in real time.
It empowers drivers to document important information like blocked bins and contaminated recycling and reports data directly back to a secure website for supervisors and dispatchers to evaluate and assess a city’s overall performance, said Rubicon.
“Making the RUBICONSmartCity program available on AWS Marketplace is a major step in our work to help governments of all sizes confidently execute on their sustainability goals and create more efficient, data-driven services for citizens,” said Michael Allegretti, SVP, policy and strategic initiatives, Rubicon Global.
“Through our collaboration with AWS, city governments can now deploy Rubicon’s technology at a faster rate than might otherwise been the case through a traditional government procurement process. As a result, more cities will be able to deliver smart, cost-effective services for their residents.”
From January-June 2017, the city of Atlanta Department of Public Works deployed smartphones loaded with Rubicon’s hauler mobile app into the city’s entire fleet of residential solid waste, recycling, and yard waste trucks, servicing all 96,000 households that lie within the Atlanta city limits.
Through the data collected during the programme, Rubicon claims to have identified a combination of actual and potential cost savings of more than $700,000 annually.
These improvements included areas such as increasing landfill diversion, further optimising waste and recycling routes, and reducing maintenance costs. Similar impacts are already being recognised in the other cities that have joined the platform since.
RUBICONSmartCity programmes are reportedly running in more than 20 US municipalities, including Atlanta; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Tyler, Texas; and Columbus, Georgia.
If you like this, you might be interested in reading the following:
Survey: Blockchain for smarter cities: Where’s the action?
SmartCitiesWorld is undertaking a global survey which looks at the level of understanding around blockchain and the impact it can have on creating smarter cities. We would love to hear from you
Montgomery announces smart city partnership
Rubicon seeks to find inefficiencies and cost-savings in waste streams and to develop innovative ways to reduce, re-use and recycle waste
Canadian uni smartens parking and waste
UBC is also leading research to demonstrate how LoRa technology can help make cities more resilient