New York, NY Street Deliveristas Hubs help growing ranks of app-based delivery workers
Local officials will use a $1 million federal grant on infrastructure for the city's 65,000 delivery workers. Street Deliveristas Hubs turn disused newsstands, outdoor dining spaces, and transit stops into shelter from the elements. Workers can rest, charge their e-bikes or phones, and check their apps without obstructing sidewalks or streets. This first-in-the-U.S. pilot uses feedback from delivery workers during site selection and hub design.
New York, NY
Hertfordshire County Council, GB partners with AWS on AI-powered traffic monitoring platform
County officials wanted a monitoring solution for automated and standardized data collection. Videos from local traffic cameras are sent through an app built on AWS Amplify to the AWS Rekognition tool for analysis. Traffic types, directions, and speeds are documented before image deletion. Twelve-hour sections of video can be correctly categorized in as little as two hours. The platform is easy to access without training and reduces personnel time spent on traffic counts.
Hertfordshire County Council, GB
Graz, STE tests LMT's traffic monitoring tool for improved road safety and enforcement
Municipal officials sought a low-cost tool for capturing traffic trends and potential violations. LMT's AI-powered platform evaluates video footage and categorizes different types of traffic. This system monitors bus lane use by passenger vehicles, illegal turns, and red-light violations. Light-mounted sensors are installed and maintained without additional construction. Pilot data from a high-traffic intersection will shape Graz's future use of the technology.
Greater Manchester Combined Authority, GB develops a 5G SMART Decarbonisation Network
Local officials are kicking off the 5G SDN by connecting air-source heat pumps in social housing to a single network. This integration is the first step toward smart grids with remote monitoring and management of environmental conditions. Manchester will also conduct a digital road pilot involving smart stoplight prioritization and public transit routing. The 5G SDN - supported by £3 million in 5G Innovation Regions funding - will expand to functions like mold detection and virtual health.
Greater Manchester Combined Authority, GB
Philadelphia, PA collaborates with SEPTA on AI-powered parking enforcement initiative
Local officials identified blocked bus lanes as obstacles to accessibility for seniors and residents with disabilities. SEPTA tested Hayden AI's enforcement platform on two bus routes over a 70-day period. The pilot's success led city council members to approve an expanded enforcement zone including all streets served by trolleys. Cameras mounted to SEPTA transit vehicles capture street footage for evaluation by the platform, thus supporting improved enforcement efforts.
Staffordshire County Council, GB implements Vaisala RoadAI technology for road assessments
The county's highways team previously used manual inspections and ReportIt submissions for assessments. Highway inspectors now use the Vaisala RoadAI tool on their mobile devices for ongoing evaluations of road conditions. Vaisala RoadAI turns video footage into maps of local roads highlighting defects ranging from potholes to pavement settling. Consistent data on road conditions can be used for faster road repairs and more accurate planning for future projects.
Staffordshire County Council, GB
Bellevue, WA collaborates with T-Mobile on a Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything technology pilot
T-Mobile's C-V2X prototype communicates real-time traffic conditions between traffic lights and vehicles. The system uses 5G connectivity for continuous communications with minimal delays. A mobile app for the pilot activates audio and visual alerts when the user's vehicle approaches potentially dangerous situations. Bellevue and T-Mobile selected mid-block crosswalks, school zones, and reduced-speed zones to test C-V2X's impacts on road safety.
Warner Robins, GA develops Citizen Safety Digital Twin for smart placement of license plate readers
Warner Robins received a Partnership for Inclusive Innovation grant for the twin's development. Recent crime data are mapped in the digital twin, resulting in optimal locations for license plate readers. City police place 10 Flock cameras at crime hotspots with regular rotations to new areas based on data trends. University researchers gather feedback from residents and community stakeholders to shape the digital twin's development.
Warner Robins, GA
Penrith, NSW completes a first-in-Australia recycled road project using single-use coffee cups
City officials worked with State Asphalts NSW on incorporating locally gathered cups for two roadway projects. The company's PAK- PAVE process combined 136,000 cups gathered by the Simply Cups initiative with 1.2 million glass bottles and other materials. Repaving projects on Jamison Road and Swallow Drive covered 740 meters with more than 50% of the new surface made from recycled materials. This initiative reduced carbon emissions from construction while improving road durability.
New York, NY Smart City Testbed supports pilots for technological solutions to urban challenges
The NYC Smart City Testbed partners city agencies with selected universities and innovators for real-world testing. Successful applicants receive assistance from city departments in areas from regulatory compliance through service delivery. The applicant-funded pilots last up to nine months with eight pilots planned each year. The initial cohort of Smart City Testbed pilots includes drone assessments of building energy efficiency and automated street activity monitoring.
New York, NY
Southampton City Council, GB monitors roadwork in real time with Operational Control Hubs
Balfour Beatty worked with city officials on digital hubs for road project management. Each Operational Control Hub features eight large screens for live tracking of maintenance team locations. Hub teams can assign workers for emergency repair work and maintain accurate timetables for project completion. Local leaders will use hub analytics in shaping highway improvement projects and traffic innovations. This partnership monitored 150 projects with five hubs by June 2023.
Southampton City Council, GB
Wellington City Council, NZ becomes the first city in New Zealand to use VivaCity traffic sensors
Eighteen VivaCity traffic-counting sensors were installed at 13 intersections to kick off the five-year project. Pole-mounted sensors gather and anonymize traffic data for categorization by transport method. The network also monitors traffic speed and congestion for ongoing analysis of local road conditions. Wellington will use long-term sensor data to inform decisions about the local bike network, event management, and behavioral change initiatives.
Wellington City Council, NZ