Rubicon announced it launched a new product feature to optimize municipal snow removal. The feature is available through the Rubicon SmartCity technology suite, a cloud-based platform that helps government fleet operation.
Using Rubicon’s in-cab interface and desktop portal, cities can set priority streets, view all snow removal vehicles at once, provide digital turn-by-turn directions to drivers, and track route progress and completion. Rubicon also delivers route creation and optimization using its high-density routing software, according to a press release.
One of Rubicon's first snow removal pilot partners was the City of Kansas City, Missouri. Rubicon SmartCity’s snow removal technology powered the city’s 300 snow vehicles throughout the 2021-2022 snow season, through more than four major snow events. Every snow removal driver in the city used a tablet equipped with Rubicon’s snow removal software that showed his or her entire route, including street priority.
"Efficient snow removal positively impacts public safety and keeps our great city moving in the winter months. We believe this is an investment that will accomplish both of those goals in the coming years," said Michael Shaw, director of Public Works for the city.