Smart street lighting to be trialled on Australian coast

A scheme to use intelligent street lighting is to be given a two-year trial on Australia’s north-east Sunshine Coast.

Smart tech company Telensa has been chosen to pilot the project in the new Maroochydore city centre development.

A major Central Business District is being built on a 52 hectare site on the coast and smart technology is being used from the outset. The hope is that the development will become a new capital city for the Sunshine Coast region, a 100 kilometre long collection of towns, stretching north of Brisbane.

The wireless system uses sensors to recognise movement and only operates when necessary. The sensors can also be used to monitor air quality, traffic, and waste conditions. The new pilot is designed to cut the region’s energy consumption, costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

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