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Deal will put Rubicon’s smart city software at the heart of Phoenix’s Public Works Department, providing waste and recycling collection to some 418,000 locations.

The City of Phoenix, Arizona, has entered into a five-year smart city partnership with Rubicon Technologies for it to digitise and improve efficiencies across the City’s solid waste collection operation.

The agreement will put Rubicon’s smart city software at the heart of Phoenix’s Public Works Department, providing waste and recycling collection to more than 418,000 locations weekly.

Solid waste collection

Rubicon will help the City digitise its solid waste collection operation, transitioning from largely manual and paper-based processes to using tablets running Rubicon’s software in Phoenix’s solid waste and recycling fleet of more than 300 vehicles.

The City will use Rubicon’s technology to streamline collection services, and reduce missed pickups and unnecessary go-backs. With digital routes, Rubicon reports the City will be able to closely monitor route performance, identify areas where waste and recycling services can be improved, and make data-driven decisions to enhance route efficiency and better serve the Phoenix community.

“We are excited to move our solid waste collection operations to Rubicon’s digital, cloud-based system,” said Felipe Moreno, assistant public works director for the City of Phoenix.

“Rubicon’s smart city technology will empower us to efficiently manage our entire fleet of collection vehicles, optimise routes, and enhance our waste and recycling services. By harnessing the power of data-driven decisions enabled by Rubicon, Phoenix is dedicated to delivering customer-focused solutions for our community.”

RubiconSmartCity is a proprietary, cloud-based technology suite that helps local governments run faster, smarter, and more effective waste, recycling, and heavy-duty municipal fleet operations.

According to Rubicon, it helps government-owned fleets improve neighbourhood streetscapes by monitoring vehicle health, improving driver behaviour, and ensuring that materials are collected efficiently. The results: fewer vehicle accidents, less road wear, and safer communities.

The addition of Phoenix to the RubiconSmartCity platform follows several new city customer announcements for Rubicon, including the cities of Houston, Miami, Atlanta, and Denver. Rubicon claims more than 100 cities across the US have deployed its technology to improve core municipal operations, including eight of the top 20 US cities by population.

“We are proud to partner with the City of Phoenix to bring our innovative smart city technology to solid waste operations in America’s fifth largest city,” added Conor Riffle, senior vice president of smart cities at Rubicon.

“Solid waste collection is one of the most critical services for cities, and our cutting-edge technology helps them deliver this service more efficiently, effectively, and sustainably. This collaboration reaffirms our commitment to supporting cities like Phoenix as they embrace technological advancements to build smarter and more sustainable communities.”

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Quelle/Source: Smart Cities World, 25.09.2023

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