Chattanooga to Explore Smart City Research with NSF Funds

Using a National Science Foundation grant, the city will expand on its connected transportation test bed.

Chattanooga, Tenn., has already carved out a place for itself as a smart city focused on providing broadband connectivity to all of its residents and a pioneer in testing pedestrian safety and other smart transportation technologies.

Now, the city is planning to initiate another smart city project. Researchers at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Center for Urban Informatics and Progress won a $1.37 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create a Test Bed as a Service on top of the city’s existing smart corridor in its downtown area. Researchers will be able to collect and share transportation data from the connected infrastructure. 

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