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Orlando and five other Smart Cities have been selected as part of the 2017 Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge.
The challenge will allow the City of Orlando to receive mentorship on how build their comprehensive smart city plan to use more smart technologies, and expand innovation and investment. Participating cities will have access to new technologies, greater federal funding sources, and a pool of professional expertise to draw from.
The City of Orlando is working to integrate sensors and communications systems into public safety programs to increase efficiencies between city departments and regional stakeholders.
This announcement comes on the heels of the news that Orlando was chosen to become an official Automated Vehicle Proving Ground by the U.S. Department of Transportation. More on that HERE.
The other cities chosen to participate, include; Austin, Indianapolis, Miami, and Philadelphia.