Staffordshire County Council is working with Fotech to improve air quality through the use of fiber optic sensing technology. Fiber optic sensing technology is a unique way of detecting vehicle movements using standard telecom fibers that run next to the roadside.
The smart city movement has grown in the last 10 years as a direct result of the world’s increasing urbanization. Indeed, by 2050 more than two-thirds of the earth's population will live in urban areas.
Fiber optic based technology can provide cities with real-time positional insights about their road and public transport infrastructure....DAS is a photonic sensing technology that essentially ‘plugs in’ to existing fiber optic cable networks and transforms them into sophisticated acoustic sensors.
Launchpad has bought a technology company that focuses on developing and deploying fiber optic sensing. Fotech’s technology combines photonics, advanced artificial intelligence and edge computing to deliver advanced digital monitoring and asset management solutions
When it comes to smart cities, DAS is set to be a vital part in the technology puzzle.
Due to its flexibility, DAS is likely to be one of the first ‘live’ installations of true smart city technology.