The ‘smart highway’ uses wireless sensors that turn lights brighter as vehicles approach and dimmer as they depart, saving 40% of energy compared to normal streetlamps.
The smart technology is the invention of students who were driven to find energy and money saving initiatives by integrating innovative technology.
As streetlights can consume up to 50% of a typical city’s electricity, the innovation can save a major amount of power. LED lamps, sensors and microcontroller units are used for the experiment that works as a less power consumption model.
Smart towns are not a thing of the future.
They are here and the integration of smart technologies, we believe, should be integrated into current development plans – from energy/grid, water, clean transportation and street assets.