Rancho Cucamonga mayor L. Dennis Michael considers the “limitless” possibilities that the Internet of Things presents for engaging communities and improving city services:
In my city, Rancho Cucamonga, we are asking ourselves how we can make more use of technology in serving the public — and how that intersects with the Internet of Things. For example, what if streetlights had multiple uses? In addition to lighting the streets, they could perhaps be used as signal beacons to report incidents or they could self-report when the light stops working and needs replacing.
If there are no boundaries to the functionality of our infrastructure, what might we envision?
Contributor: Benjamin Peterson, Pepperdine School of Public Policy Alumnus, MPP ’16.