to create SMARTER,
The District Ninja Foundation’s mission is to help create a greater Washington area where local municipalities harness smart technology and data to provide better services for citizens and optimal utilization of resources.
OUR VISION for the Future
We envision a collaborative environment where stakeholders like nonprofits, businesses, and local governments align citizen inclusion with technology innovation, leading to improvements in many areas, such as:
Cities adopt and share data from sensors that monitor vehicle and pedestrian levels to optimize driving and walking safety and routes. Intelligent highways would display warning messages and diversions according to conditions and unexpected events like accidents or traffic jams, leading to many benefits.
Fewer vehicular and pedestrian accidents
More efficient fuel usage
Greater cost savings in time and money for citizens due to efficiency of routes and cheaper fuel usage.
SMARTER DRIVING AND WALKING ROUTES
Cities will improve livability standards through better management of technical resources. Technology such as smart water meters allow cities to see digital and analog reads of water flow. This means:
More accurate and frequent reads
The ability to share detailed data with consumers and identify and stop leaks faster.
More efficient use of water consumption
Big data analytics, proper accessible design, and IoT could help service providers like infrastructure planners, web content managers and emergency responders to improve service delivery.