The U.S. Postal Service could become a key component for the future of smart cities, ZDNet reports. A Smart Cities Summit panel in Boston, Massachusetts, mapped out the ways the USPS could help develop smart cities. USPS trucks drive through cities each day, and through their travels, could monitor conditions and the environment. The data would be sent back to the cities to enhance services, and would give the USPS a new stream of revenue to help expand into new services. In order to use the USPS to develop smart cities, interoperability between regions, technologies and data flows would need to be worked upon, while the USPS would also be subjected to new regulatory restrictions.
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