Connecting Transportation Infrastructure in Cities

Peggy talks about key trends and how cities can make infrastructure more connected. She says the biggest step cities can take for smart transportation infrastructure is to find ways to quantify ROI—and she recommends people think about what questions we need to be asking about infrastructure in smart cities.

She poses and answers several questions including:

• What trends are we seeing in smart infrastructure at the city level?

• What are different approaches to deploying smart cities?

• What are the benefits of a smarter, more connected infrastructure for cities?

Build Intelligent Infrastructure

Peggy and Luna Lu, associate professor Lyles School of Civil Engineering, School of Materials Engineering College of Engineering, Purdue University, talk about intelligent infrastructure. She says while our population has grown, our infrastructure hasn’t been updated.

They also discuss:

• How we can cut down repair time and make roads and bridges able to repair themselves.

• A new Intelligent Infrastructure center that is focused on sustainability, adaptivity, and autonomy.

• Examples of how smart sensors can be used to switch lane directions during a traffic jam, for example, and self-heal a bridge deck.

Connect the Home

Peggy and Doug Roberson, CTO, Allterco Robotics US, talk about his company’s product. He says his company’s CEO saw there weren’t a lot of products that were answering what consumers were looking for, and since 2018, the company has half a million households using its devices.

They also discuss:

• The fact that the key to its products is versatility.

• Different applications can be connected like garage door openers, pool pumps, sprinklers, and more.

• The creativity and amazing things that its customers come up with.

1 Connecting Transportation Infrastructure in Cities
2 Build Intelligent Infrastructure
3 Connect the Home