LAS VEGAS — AT&T is working with three major cities — Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas — on smart city innovations that incorporate Internet of Things technology from seven established
vendors, the carrier announced Tuesday.

The carrier also said it is developing a digital dashboard to help those cities and others gain a comprehensive look at power outages, water leaks, traffic and more, the carrier said. That dashboard, called a Smart City Network Operation Center, is expected to monitor thousands of sensors and networks in a community, for near real-time observations.

Chicago already has smart city innovations underway that include sensors for its water system and improved energy efficiency. Chicago CIO Brenna Berman said in a statement that AT&T’s smart city technology will provide near real-time data to “create a safer, cleaner and more efficient city.”

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