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Utility Tech Innovations Leading Ways to a New World Full of Possibilities
By Utilities Tech Outlook | Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Unique tech innovations contribute to exploring new utility landscapes and meeting the rising demands of the modern customer.
FREMONT, CA: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics contribute to regular developments in the utility industry, optimizing the delicate, demeaning, demanding, dangerous and, dull operational approaches. AI and robotics in the utility workplace ensure the increase in productivity while maintaining quality. Here are a few such intelligent innovations transformation the utilities.
• Autonomous Vehicles
The incorporation of autonomous vehicles helps streamline public transit. As it utilizes the remote sensors and automation, it can augment and replace current transit for safer and more efficient operations with the help of AIs. It can be initiated by taking more vehicles off the road and reduce emissions and traffic accidents. Taking measures like sharing autonomous shuttles offer a convenient, efficient, and cost-effective ways of transportation. It also reduces traffic congestion and missions and alleviates the need for additional transit station parking. It can provide more economical and reliable mobility services, increasing the access for senior citizens and accommodation for the disabled rider.
• Empowering the Disabled
Robotic technology is not only benefiting humans to perform and revolutionize their workplaces, but also empowering people with their disabilities through assistive innovations. Today there are lots of apps and gadgets to ease the difficulties people with the disability face daily. Meanwhile, organizations are developing joint strategies to improve utility services, with the common goals of extending their access for all the group of people, enhancing the efficiency of delivery, and reviewing tariffs. The initiatives of alternate ways to access the utility services by everyone, including physically disabled consumers, help the providers contributes to the well-being and quality of life regardless of challenges.
• Farming and Agriculture
By carefully reviewing the utility bills and making changes to improve energy efficiency, farmers can often contribute to farming utilities and also reduce the cost of energy. With the help of artificial intelligence and machine learning, farming needs with utility personnel can unlock options for changing the rate tariff with off-peak billing, interruptible services provisions, or other reductions under specific circumstances. Using smaller equipment, shifting equipment operation to off-peak hours, or using variable sped controllers for large motors significantly reduce the cost for demand charges. There are many more utility measures, which can be taken in farming and agricultural processes while maintaining productivity and quality.
With the help of robotics and artificial intelligence, utility programs are accessible and implemented by every industry. Making the most of it, humans have integrated innovations from the deep-sea to the space explorations to tackle the dangerous and inhospitable environments efficiently. New technologies are now offering opportunities to improve operational efficiencies and promote experiments with new business models. Though the brand new business models focus on the distribution of utilities such as rooftop solar, battery storage, electric vehicles, and smart thermostats and appliances, the industries are also open to the possibilities of significant investments in various other utility projects.