CARY, N.C. -- More technology is on its way to Cary.
- The Town of Cary was awarded funds by the Smart Cities Council.
- Funds will be invested in tech to improve the town.
- Cary was one of only five towns to receive the grant.
In March, the Smart Cities Council awarded the town funds to invest in its future.
On Friday, town leaders and corporate partners met with SAS to discuss the project.
"With the help of SAS, Cary is already one of the most innovative towns in the country," said Jennifer Robinson of the Cary Town Council. "We use SAS analytics to be able to understand water usage, we have one of the best systems in the U.S. and we use SAS analytics to run our Police Department."
With a growing population, Cary has been using technology to grow a "smarter" infrastructure.
"We are going to implement a customer relationship management platform," says Terry Yates, Smart Cities Program Manager. "It basically creates a 360 degree view for our citizens, integrating our traffic networks, transportation, and transit, so all the information is under one source."
Another goal of this project is to improve public health and protect the environment by streamlining wastewater collection system management.