First, apps tackled the inconveniences of city living: On-demand rides, rooms and meals, then laundry, cleaning services, and even power tools. Now, sensors are helping residents and city planners make cities more efficient and less stressful.
CB Insights’ compendium includes urban Internet of Things startups doing everything from tracking traffic congestion to developing disaster plans. M
any startups are based far from the usual hubs, in places like New Orleans and Reno. This makes sense, given that such mid-sized cities are the fastest growing urban centers; transparency and efficiency will be needed to keep pace with growing populations.
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