Rubicon Global to carry out smart city pilot in Texas

The city of Irving, Texas, has selected Rubicon Global to provide a smart city pilot program to improve residential waste and recycling services for its more than 240,000 residents.

Rubicon Global provides software-as-a-service products for waste, recycling, and smart city solutions, and it collects and analyzes data for businesses and governments worldwide.

Starting this month, Irving will use the RubiconSmartCity platform in a six-month pilot program to enhance its waste and recycling offerings and outcomes through the integration of technology.

The city has more than 40 collection vehicles that service approximately 42,000 locations, all of which will be a part of this pilot program. With the implementation of this trial, Irving aims to generate data for route optimization and management for its waste, recycling, and brush vehicles, as well as collecting data and documentation on the volume of material picked up for every route.

The RubiconSmartCity platform includes a smartphone loaded with the Rubicon application, as well as an on-board computer plug-in device. Both will be placed in the city of Irving’s collection vehicles. This 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, according to the company.

Also, the manager portal in RubiconSmartCity will collect all of the data and analytics and showcase to the city real time route updates, daily reporting, and operational insights.

“The RubiconSmartCity platform helps cities of all sizes leverage data to make smarter decisions about waste, recycling, and city operations, leading to improvements in sustainability and quality of life that map to an overall mission to end waste,” said Michael Allegretti, Chief Public Strategy Officer at Rubicon Global. “Using RubiconSmartCity, the city of Irving will be able to take the data that is pulled from its fleet and determine route optimization, vehicle location, and streets that have been serviced—feeding important data back to the city and its citizens.”

“The city of Irving continually is looking to take advantage of technology and data that helps improve efficiency, maintenance and makes the city better for our residents,” said Irving’s Solid Waste Service Director Brenda Haney. “We think this specific smart city solution from Rubicon Global could be a game changer for our fleet, and we look forward to exploring its impact and application throughout our system.”

RubiconSmartCity platform has been rolled out in more than 30 cities across the U.S., including Atlanta, Columbus, Fort Collins, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Santa Fe, Spokane,Tyler and West Memphis, AR. The solution is also available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) marketplace and the HGACBuy consortium.

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