Pittsburgh mayor outlines Smart City proposal

Pittsburgh could double the $50 million Smart City Challenge grant through corporate donations if it wins, using the money to fund an infrastructure designed for autonomous and connected vehicles, says Mayor Bill Peduto. Plans include solar-powered EV charging stations and smart traffic lights at intersections to reduce congestion. Fifty intersections in the East End already are equipped with sensors that communicate with vehicles and allow traffic lights to adjust their stop-and-go times based on traffic. A program of Traffic21, a CMU research institute, the newest sensors are in 24 intersections along Baum Boulevard and Centre Avenue.