João Pessoa, PB enhances visitor experiences through Intelligent Tourism project
An Intelligent Tourism app offers bilingual information about landmarks, accommodations, and restaurants. Additional investments in free Wi-Fi near attractions and QR-coded signs provide quick access to essential data. João Pessoa also plans a dedicated database for information generated by Intelligent Tourism assets. Gathered data will be used for predictive analyses of foot traffic, popular stops, and service gaps that inform future investments.
João Pessoa, PB
João Pessoa, PB adopts TrafGo adaptive street light system for improved traffic flow
The AI-enabled platform from Google and Serttel controls traffic lights at 40 intersections on three streets. TrafGo combines smartphone data from passing motorists and Google Maps overlays into synchronized lighting patterns. This system creates patterns of successive green lights allowing vehicles to travel up to 50 kilometers per hour without sudden stops. Early success will lead João Pessoa to connect TrafGo with the entire 221-light network.
João Pessoa, PB
El Monte, CA implements Cleverciti smart parking system at heavily traveled lots
Overhead sensors at the Main Street and Metrolink parking lots generate real-time vacancy data. This information transmits to a dedicated app and 360-degree digital signs at intersections throughout the lot. Commuters receive step-by-step directions to vacant spots on the Cleverciti Guidance app. El Monte's smart parking initiative reduces emissions, improves lot occupancy rates, and boosts accessibility to nearby public transit options.
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Kiel, SH connects land and sea transport through digital ferry management system
The three-year project with NAH.SH GmbH will result in a smart control system that communicates with ferries and public transit. Approaching ships provide real-time data about their locations that turn into precise timetables. Passengers track arrivals and departures via app to plan connections to buses. The control system updates digital signage informing cyclists if bridges or ferries are the fastest means of crossing the canal.
Cambridgeshire County Council, GB focuses digital twin on improving the commuter experience
County-led Smart Cambridge and the University of Cambridge developed the digital twin using existing traffic data. The model layers demographic and employment data to show who is commuting on what streets each day. Researchers use the digital twin to show how remote work, road projects, and housing developments impact commuting patterns. Smart Cambridge plans public engagements with the digital twin to shape traffic improvements.
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Yarra, VIC gathers environmental data and improves connectivity with smart bench pilot
Eco Renewable Energy (ERE) provided three smart benches at no cost to the city for the six-month pilot. Each city ward houses a solar-powered bench with Wi-Fi connectivity and phone chargers. Climate sensors built into the benches collect air pressure, quality, and temperature data for council analysis. Yarra residents access environmental and connectivity data from a public dashboard maintained by ERE.
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional, NSW lays groundwork for future with Googong Smart Community
Googong Smart Community will turn the township into a model community for smart neighborhoods and districts. Initial steps included fiber installation and smart street lights. Additional features like smart parking and remote restroom monitoring build off this new infrastructure. Residents and visitors access connected services through a new Googong App. Council leaders and project partners produced a 32-page blueprint with lessons for other governments.
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Scarborough, ME turns to Dhyan's StreetMan system for smart street light management
StreetMan allows the public works team to remotely monitor and adjust each light in the network. This system sends app-based messages to maintenance staff when repairs are needed. StreetMan functions across multiple protocols, freeing town officials to plug in new technologies without changing systems. Scarborough officials reported that the migration from the previous system to StreetMan was done virtually with no data loss or service interruptions.
Darwin, NT coordinates with territory and national researchers on digital twin project
Darwin's digital twin focuses on environmental factors found by sensors and field research by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. Data from the city's IoT network captures real-time climate information in the Central Business District. Researchers used laser scans from central Darwin for baseline readings of tree health. The Citizen Science Project generated additional data on urban heating effects along the waterfront.
Melbourne, VIC collaborates with Monash University on smart city engagement project
This partnership conducts early testing and feedback sessions with residents to inform smart technology deployment. Visitors to Argyle Square during 2021 Melbourne Knowledge Week scan QR codes for each technology on display. This code allows each user to evaluate the product's functionality and submit their thoughts on how it would fit in their daily lives. Melbourne officials will use research from Monash University to design similar campaigns across the city.
Burnaby, BC solves thorny left-turn issue for city buses with LiDAR traffic management system
The Metrotown SkyTrain Station lacks a left-turn lane at its entrance, creating traffic snarls at the end of 12 bus routes. The LiDAR system designed by Botech Engineering and Consulting activates a left-turn signal when a bus is detected. Sensors are programmed to discern buses from other vehicles in all weather conditions and ambient light levels. City officials believe the system will improve traffic safety and bus arrival times without costly road work.
Cardinia, VIC tackles bin contamination with smart waste collection trucks
Council officials purchased 16 collection trucks equipped with GPS tracking, cameras, and onboard computers. Tracked vehicles are dispatched to missed households or rerouted based on real-time traffic patterns. Drivers place informational stickers on contaminated bins identified by external cameras. Cardinia's Waste team can quickly report damaged bins and other issues found in the field using in-vehicle computers.