06:00 21 February 2020
Sheffield council is taking advantage of available technology as it transform into a smart city. The council says they are looking at various tools, including Internet of Things (IoT), to improve productivity and efficiency as well as improve local services.
Amey, the council’s highways contractor, has recently partnered with Connexin as it works towards building digitised roads and explores the benefits of IoT.
Under the agreement, Amey will use Connexin’s CityOS platform to improve highway maintenance services and revolutionise service delivery across Sheffield, from Stocksbridge to Mosborough.
Cabinet member for Environment, Street Scene and Climate Change at Sheffield City Council, Councillor Mark Jones said: “This is very much about us working better and smarter towards a greener and cleaner future for Sheffield.
“By investing in this new initiative, our contractors will be undertaking fewer journeys, which in turn will result in a reduction in energy consumption, pollution and congestion, whilst ensuring our streets are kept clean and our bins are emptied using a more efficient and effective approach.
“Using technology in this pioneering way will help the Council in its efforts to tackle the climate crisis, whilst improving standards. Following installation, those who live and work in our city should see a positive impact in their neighbourhoods fairly quickly.
“Sheffield is an ambitious and proud city and where we lead, others will follow.”