Harrisburg street lights to collect data under pilot program

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 11, 2017 7:20 AM

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(Harrisburg) -- Street lights in Harrisburg are getting smarter.

Under a pilot program, the city will be able to monitor everything from lighting to traffic with the help of electronic nodes mounted on top of the lights and USB ports.

City engineer Wayne Martin says the city can plug in some other device that collects data and transmit the data back to its control system.

He says the sensors could potentially monitor traffic flows, air pollution, flood levels and even public trash cans.

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