Va. City Pilots Telematics Program

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The City of Norfolk, Va., is deploying a telematics service pilot to improve its residential waste services. Starting in July, the city’s Department of Public Works will use the Rubicon SmartCity platform for more than 60 sanitation vehicles over a six-month period.

The Rubicon SmartCity platform includes a smartphone loaded with the customized Rubicon application, as well as an onboard computer plug-in device. Both will be placed in the city’s Department of Public Works’ more than 60 collection vehicles. An additional set of onboard plug-in devices will be placed in 10 of Norfolk’s supervisory vehicles. The Rubicon technology will allow for the collection of real-time service confirmations, provide GPS vehicle tracking, and enable documentation of any driver issues or the inability to successfully complete a pick-up. The Rubicon SmartCity manager portal will collect all the data and analytics and provide the city real-time route updates, daily reporting, and operational insights.

Rubicon SmartCity has been rolled out in more than 30 cities across the U.S., including Atlanta, Ga.; Columbus, Ga.; Fort Collins, Colo.; Irving, Texas; Montgomery, Ala.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Santa Fe, N.M.; Spokane, Wash.; Tyler, Texas; and West Memphis, Ark.

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