Las Vegas, NV evaluates Cox2M smart parking technology during Main Street pilot
Two Cox2M kiosks will operate near six on-street parking spots on Main Street. Curbside cameras capture images of parked vehicles and their license plates. The kiosks display the remaining time available for each vehicle with notice sent to parking services after this time has elapsed. The kiosks also manage wait times for taxis and ridesharing operators using the spots. Las Vegas and Cox will experiment with kiosk display formats during the six-month pilot.
Las Vegas, NV
Aberdeen City Council processes parking permits 63% faster
Aberdeen is a city in Scotland with a population of 196,000. Recent Scottish legislature expanded the number of people eligible to receive handicap parking permits. Now met with 260 applications monthly, Aberdeen staff were inundated. City leaders turned to their already successful partnership with Granicus govService for help. The result was a quickly launched end-to-end digital service, and a backlog reduction of 64%.
Aberdeen City Council, GB
Townsville, QLD expands its disaster response capabilities with new sensors and cameras
Townville distributed 45 sewer sensors, 27 flood sensors, and six cameras throughout the city. This network provides real-time monitoring of water and sewer conditions to expedite emergency responses. Data from the sensor network also factor into public works projects that respond to increased water and sewer use. A state inspector general report recommended these upgrades after reviewing local government responses to the 2019 monsoon season.
Tucson, AZ invests in a municipal 4G LTE network to address digital divide
City officials are using existing fiber lines to provide 4G LTE services to 32,000 households. The network transmits on an unlicensed spectrum band from 40 towers across a range of 44 square miles. The first phase of municipal 4G connects 1,000 low-income households with children to remote schooling, telehealth, and work. Tucson plans enhanced connectivity in public places and mobile phone service in the later stages of the project.
Logan, QLD implements smart parking trial in Beenleigh's central business district
Nine streets in the Beenleigh CBD will participate in the three-year pilot. In-street sensors near 373 parking bays feed occupancy data into the Park Spot Guidance app. Drivers find hourly rates, maximum time rules, and location details about available parking spots in the app. The council plans digital signs for additional information on parking vacancies. City officials will evaluate smart parking use to determine potential expansion into other suburbs.
Winston-Salem, NC pursues Real Time Crime Center to make sense of public safety data streams
The proposed center helps local police make data-driven choices when responding to criminal activity. Winston-Salem created a Camera Registry Program for privately owned cameras to feed into the center's monitors. An anonymous text system allows residents to send non-emergency tips to police through the center. Additional innovations like ShotSpotter gun detection technology and a mobile reporting platform for officers will expand the center's capabilities.
Stockholm, SE partners with Taxi Stockholm on smart parking analysis with Univrses technology
The company's 1,600 vehicles hold smartphones outfitted with Univrses 3DAI™ City that analyze passing roadscapes. City planners receive real-time parking data throughout Stockholm that are otherwise costly to obtain. Taxi Stockholm locates concentrations of prospective passengers in need of rides with 3DAI™ City. The two-year pilot will map road surface conditions, signage, and congestion for improved long-term planning.
South Perth, WA selects MetroCount traffic data system to monitor vehicle and bike patterns
The council added median magnetometers and a bicycle counter near the intersection of Mill Point Road and Mends Street. Real-time device data feed into the MetroCount ATLYST platform for analysis and visualization. South Perth officials work with Main Roads Western Australia and MetroCount to evaluate traffic patterns. The system's installation in January 2021 was followed by a February 2021 COVID-19 lockdown that produced useful contrasts in traffic patterns.
South Perth, WA
Miami-Dade County, FL installs Soofa Signs at transit stations for improved rider experiences
Three Soofa Signs at two Metromover stations provide real-time system and traffic updates. Commuters use the Soofa Talk mobile platform to interact with surveys and ads on solar-powered screens. The county's Department of Transportation and Public Works customized each sign with colorful wayfinding signage. Soofa and transit officials are using field observations and surveys to determine future uses that serve commuter needs.
Miami-Dade County, FL
Espoo, FI tests Noutoboksi smart locker service for e-commerce sales and mobile delivery services
Residents store and pick up items for free during the six-month pilot. Visitors to the Nihtisilta Reuse Centre drop online sales and other items into the lockers for up to four days. Recipients receive mobile messages when their packages are ready for collection. Noutoboksi users provide feedback on the project via follow-up surveys. Espoo, Kierrätyskeskus, and Punta Oy designed this trial to determine how best to facilitate new trading methods.
Surrey County Council, GB initiates three-year smart street lighting project
The council and lighting contractor Skanska will replace or retrofit 89,000 fixtures with LED lights. This project involves an upgrade to the system's central management system by Urban Control. Public works teams can adjust lighting and monitor operations from a single location. Once completed, Surrey County Council will realize £2 million in savings per year along with an annual emissions reduction of 7,700 tons.
Surrey County Council, GB
Raleigh, NC develops Alexa skill with waste management and city government information
The city's Information Technology team created the skill for compatible devices. Residents download the City of Raleigh skill to complete eight request types. The program answers questions about trash, yard waste, and recycling collection days. Households also find out about their city council, police, and Citizen Advisory Council districts from Amazon devices.