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City Scanner, 2018

This is a City Scanner. It was designed by MIT Senseable City Lab. It is dated 2018. Its medium is acrylic, plastic, electronics. It is a part of the department.

City Scanner, a lightweight sensing platform attached to garbage trucks, collects data about the urban environment. Equipped with sensors that include thermal cameras, air quality, temperature, humidity, a WiFi scanner, and GPS, City Scanner could be used to help inform decisions about public health, security, and overall better services for citizens.

It is credited Courtesy of MIT Senseable City Lab and Cisco Systems.

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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Road Ahead: Reimagining Mobility.

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