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Intelligent Transportation Systems Focus of New Black & Veatch eBook

Free download explores essential technologies for the creation of flexible, reliable communications networks supporting smart transportation
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June 7, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The rise of digitization and smart technologies such as advanced driver-assistance systems, smart sensors and other Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are transforming the world of transportation as we know it.

Robot Flying Squad Takes Off

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They’re becoming an increasingly common sight on the horizon – giant turbines towering imperiously over open countryside as wind power is embraced as an effective alternative to fossil fuels.

But wind turbines need regular maintenance. They are exposed to extreme conditions including lightning, UV radiation, snow, hail, and storms, which can damage them and affect their performance.

Eye in the Sky

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CLP’s energy network in Mainland China is widely distributed – drawing from a diversity of sources and spanning thousands of miles across 15 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities of the world’s most populous country.

The task of managing this vast portfolio of energy assets is equally immense. To do it efficiently requires enhanced resources and capabilities, and the application of common standards and processes across the portfolio.

Black & Veatch Report: Corporate Sustainability Goals Are Here to Stay, but Delivering Tangible Results Remains a Challenge

Goal Setting and Measurement report finds decarbonization strategies are increasingly complex and current solutions may not be enough to achieve aggressive targets
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May 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Companies of all sizes across business sectors are elevating sustainability as a core tenet of their practices, yet a new Black & Veatch report discovers that many companies continue to establish targets without a clear understanding of how to achieve them.

Enhancing Safety on Ann Arbor Streets With C-V2X

Qualcomm Technologies is supporting UMTRI with its Smart Intersection project to demonstrate improved automotive and pedestrian safety using C-V2X technology.
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The original testbed for validating improved safety with connected vehicles, UMTRI, is bringing Ann Arbor to the next level with the Smart Intersection project. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has announced a $9.9M award that will be matched by the project participants, including Qualcomm.  In this project UMTRI is deploying a network of more than 20 smart intersections throughout the city and a fleet of vehicles that communicate via Cellular-to-Everything (C-V2X) communications technology. 

Rockwell Automation, Technologies Added and Sustainder Partnership to Build Smart Lighting Highlighted in BBC StoryWorks Video

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Rockwell Automation, along with Dutch partners Sustainder and Technologies Added, are featured in a BBC StoryWorks video highlighting the companies’ collaboration to build more sustainable lighting in a smart factory setting.

Earth Day 2021: Making Smarter Technology More Sustainable

Mary Jacques, Director, Global Environmental Affairs & Sustainability and Senior Engineer Staff Member at Lenovo
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Each year, April 22 marks a world-wide commemoration that has become increasingly important to global citizens: Earth Day. At this time last year, at our Morrisville, North Carolina operational center, we were all working remotely and canceling international travel amidst lockdowns.

Q&A with Sanjeet Pandit, Qualcomm Technologies' Head of Smart Cities [video]

IoT as a Service is driving the enablement of global smart cities and smart connected spaces.
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As the Internet of Things proliferates, the deployment of smart cities and spaces is more exciting than ever. We recently sat down with Sanjeet Pandit, who leads Qualcomm Technologies’ smart cities initiatives and ecosystem through the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program.

As the global head of Smart Cities at Qualcomm Technologies, what has been the most exciting recent achievement of the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program?

#TtInspires: Michael Thatcher, Civil Engineering Group Leader and Project Manager

Implementing sustainable civil and environmental engineering practices through thoughtful solutions
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Michael Thatcher is a civil engineering group leader and project manager with Tetra Tech’s Resilient & Sustainable Infrastructure Division. He joined Tetra Tech in 2012 in Marlborough, Massachusetts, before transferring to Orlando, Florida, in 2016. Michael earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Hartford. He also is a registered Professional Engineer in Florida, a certified Construction Documents Technologist, and an Envision Sustainability Professional.

Igniting an Innovation Culture

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It’s probably happened to us all. We’re given directions to a friend or colleague’s home in a remote area, and try as we might, we can’t find the location on our maps or apps.

For most of us, it’s an occasional annoyance. But for frontline CLP employees performing routine meter reading services everyday, confusing street numbers and vague addresses could cost them a huge amount of time and effort.

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