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San José Implements Intel Technology for a Smarter City

Joint Project Selected for White House SmartAmerica Challenge;  Real-time Data and Local Engagement to Improve Quality of Life in Silicon Valley (image: BusinessWire)

Joint Project Selected for White House SmartAmerica Challenge;
Real-time Data and Local Engagement to Improve Quality of Life in Silicon Valley (image: BusinessWire)

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SAN JOSE, Calif. June 11, 2014 (Korea Bizwire)–The city of San José and Intel Corporation are collaborating on a  public-private partnership to further the city’s “Green Vision”  goals. The project, known as Smart Cities USA, is expected to help drive  San José’s economic growth, foster 25,000 clean-tech jobs, create  environmental sustainability and enhance the quality of life for  residents.

The pilot program in San José is Intel’s first smart city implementation  in the United States. The scalability of Intel architecture enables the  intelligence and flexibility necessary for cities across the country to  quickly deploy a range of smart city solutions for everything from air  and water quality to traffic and parking management to communications  systems and other city infrastructure.

The joint project was selected to be showcased this week as part of the  White House SmartAmerica  Challenge. The program is a White House Presidential Innovation  Fellow initiative that aims to bring together research in Cyber-Physical  Systems and the Internet of Things and combine test beds, projects and  activities from different sectors, including smart manufacturing,  healthcare, smart energy, intelligent transportation and disaster  response. The goal of the SmartAmerica Challenge is to show tangible  and measurable benefits to the U.S. economy and the daily lives of  American citizens.

“Our city is strongly committed to our Green Vision, which is our  roadmap to becoming the clean-tech innovation center of the world,” said  San José Mayor Chuck Reed. “Public-private partnerships are key to  creating jobs and enhancing the quality of life for our residents. By  working with Intel and using its technology and expertise, we can gather  critical data, identify where we can make improvements, and make good  decisions to be more efficient with our resources.”

Scalability Meets Sustainability

Today’s cities consume two-thirds of the world’s energy1. To  address the escalating demands of existing and future residents, cities  are looking for ways to introduce more technology to become “smarter”  about the use of limited resources and more flexible in responding to  residents’ needs.

The Smart Cities USA pilot project will give San José residents  real-time, local data that can inform their personal decisions. For  example, the community will better understand how they can help “Spare  the Air” on poor air quality days. When there is a local air quality  alert, residents can choose to take public transit, bicycle or carpool  to get to work or school and thus reduce emissions and improve air  quality.

San José, known as the Capital of Silicon Valley, is installing a  network of sensors to create a “sustainability lens” that uses Intel  technology to measure characteristics such as particulates in the air,  noise pollution and traffic flow. Such measurement data will produce  meaningful insights that will lead to improvements in air quality,  noise, transportation efficiency, environmental sustainability, health  and energy efficiency.

This project also aligns with the San  José Green Vision, a long-term sustainability initiative adopted by  the city in 2007 to protect the environment, stimulate economic growth  and achieve sustainability.

“To help improve quality of life in San José, we’re exploring new ways  of capturing and sharing localized information to our residents,” said  Kerrie Romanow, director of San José’s Environmental Services  Department. “With better information, we tend to make better decisions.  We’re optimistic that the real-time air quality data will help our staff  understand how we can positively influence the environment right here in  San José as well as regionally and globally.”

Intel Technology for Use in Smart Cities

City governments are projected to collectively invest approximately $41  trillion2 over the next 20 years to upgrade their  infrastructure. With Intel technology and its more than 30 years of  experience connecting and securing intelligent devices, cities can  cost-effectively manage infrastructure growth and resource  sustainability that can help them meet the demands of escalating  population rates.

The city of San José has installed a sensor demonstration platform using Intel®  Gateway Solutions for the Internet of Things with an Intel®  Quark™ processor and third-party sensors. Each gateway incorporates  Wind River* Intelligent Device Platform software with McAfee* security  features connected to Intel’s Hadoop distribution in the cloud.

About Intel

Intel (INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The  company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the  foundation for the world’s computing devices. As a leader in corporate  responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world’s  first commercially available “conflict-free” microprocessors. Additional  information about Intel is available at  and,  and about Intel’s conflict-free efforts at

About San José and Green Vision

Known as the Capital of Silicon Valley, San José is the nation’s tenth  largest city and the largest city in Northern California with an  ethnically diverse population of more than one million people. San José  was founded in 1777, once served as the state capital of California, and  now encompasses 180 square miles. Facts about San José can be found  here:  and the City’s website is

The  Green Vision includes bold goals for clean-tech jobs, reduced energy  use, renewable energy, green buildings, waste reduction, water reuse,  sustainable development, a clean fleet, more trees, zero emission  streetlights, and interconnected trails.

Intel, Quark and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in  the United States and other countries. *Other names and brands may  be claimed as the property of others.

1 Source: United Nations. Department of Economic and Social  Affairs. World  Urbanization Prospects The 2011 Revision. March 2012.

2 Source: Booz Allen Hamilton. Lights!  Water! Motion! Excerpted from The Megacommunity Way: Mastering  Dynamic Challenges with Cross-Boundary Leadership, published as a  strategy+business Reader by Booz Allen Hamilton. July 2007.

Source: Intel & San José and Green Vision (via BusinessWire)

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