Smart City Initiatives Rolling Out Across the U.S.

As we’ve seen with the advances in autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles on our roads in recent years, transportation could potentially be the sector most impacted by digital innovation and smart city initiatives. To that end, the USPS programs would include various cameras and sensors installed on the USPS fleet of vehicles to develop a better understanding of our urban environment, while also saving money. One of the programs, carried out in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University, will feature cameras mounted on the front of vans to monitor road conditions and identify cracks in the pavement before they develop into potholes and become more expensive to fix.