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
Queenstown-Lakes District Council, NZ trials environmental sensors in recreational reserves
The Ben Lomond and Mount Iron reserves each received five Attentis pole-mounted sensors. The sensors gather around-the-clock measurements of pollen, air quality, soil moisture, and structural movement. Reserve patrons can plan their trips by checking data on a mobile app. Thermal images are sent via the Spark NZ network to emergency personnel for early detection of wildfires. Council officials will evaluate the technology's effectiveness during a summer pilot.
Queenstown-Lakes District Council, NZ
Sheffield City Council, GB works with VivaCity on AI-powered monitoring of its Clean Air Zone
City officials introduced a CAZ for high-emission commercial vehicles in February 2023. A three-year monitoring agreement with VivaCity gathers data from 17 sensors. The AI-enabled sensors track traffic patterns on the A61 for analysis of peak and off-peak periods. Traffic data combined with emissions data from existing air quality sensors evaluate the impacts of the CAZ on community health.
Sheffield City Council, GB
Madrid, MD introduces Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Technologies Awards for small businesses
The inaugural competition offers a total of €480,000 for winning innovators in 12 categories. These categories include sustainability certification, satellite image processing, and predictive modeling in digital twins. Spanish-based small businesses are asked to deploy big data, blockchain technology, and artificial intelligence in their projects. Successful applicants fall within Levels 1 to 7 of the Technology Readiness Level scale and demonstrate ease of implementation.
Kingston upon Hull City Council, GB turns Stoneferry Road into a smart transportation corridor
City officials worked with Clearview Intelligence on solutions to cycling safety and infrastructure concerns. Road studs at five intersections detect passing cyclists and inform motorists using in-road lights. An over-height detection system turns sensor data into digital sign directions for freight vehicles approaching a low bridge. The partnership also yielded a Variable Message Sign network at 18 locations with real-time travel times and detours.
Kingston upon Hull City Council, GB
Atlanta, GA combines fiber-optic infrastructure with smart city pop-ups in BeltLine redevelopment
Project leaders view the 33-mile trail network as a connectivity resource for patrons and nearby residents without reliable Internet access. Two smart city pop-ups on the BeltLine include free Wi-Fi and interactive maps. City officials and local partners will also test autonomous grocery stores, smart waste bins, and other technology at pop-ups. Fiber-optic lines installed by eX² Technology throughout the Atlanta BeltLine support digital inclusion efforts.
South Stormont, ON collaborates with Amb.AI on smarter approaches to waste collection
Ninety percent of complaints received by town officials involve missed trash collections. The town and Amb.AI are partnering on an AI-powered system for optimized waste management. Amb.AI will turn data on fleet availability and the number of stops into a map of the shortest and most cost-effective routes. The platform's waste management focus will expand to other town fleets including snow plows and public works trucks.
South Stormont, ON
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, CN collaborates with Minsait on smart beach technology
People-counting sensors measure patron use of facilities and sidewalks at Playa De Las Canteras. This project also monitors bin fill levels, water consumption in showers, and weather conditions. An AI-enabled platform creates predictive models of resource needs based on evolving usage patterns. Municipal officials anticipate remote facilities management and rapid responses to emergencies at all public beaches using this technology.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, CN
Greater Geelong, VIC protects grey-headed flying foxes in local park with smart irrigation system
The grey-headed flying fox is considered a vulnerable species with high susceptibility to heat stress. Greater Geelong and community organizations installed climate sensors in trees surrounding a flying fox colony in Eastern Park. The sensors evaluate temperature and humidity with nearby smart sprinklers activated to cool the colony. Recent sensor data are available for public review in the council's Data Exchange platform.
Greater Geelong, VIC
Baw Baw, VIC Information Network monitors weather and natural disaster risks around the clock
Shire officials received a state grant to install a 24-hour sensor network for improved resiliency. Seven Attentis sensors were installed throughout Baw Baw and feed data into a public dashboard. The Information Network dashboard presents current wind strength and direction at key locations. Sensors also gather real-time measurements of particulate matter, humidity, and temperature. Baw Baw uses thermal imaging and video footage for rapid responses to emergency situations.
Baw Baw, VIC
The Hague, ZH partners with Avutec and Monotch on trial of laughing gas detection technology
Local law enforcement sought a new solution for growing nitrous oxide abuse in Scheveningen. AI-powered cameras from Avutec were trained to identify balloons and other laughing gas paraphernalia. Data about abusers are immediately sent through Monotch's TLEX platform to the relevant officers for follow-up. A one-day pilot in Scheveningen evaluated camera accuracy, text alert speed, and privacy rights protection.
The Hague, ZH
London Borough of Redbridge, GB installs map16 IOT drain sensors for improved flood monitoring
One hundred drains on streets with high flood risks were outfitted with sensors. Three sensors were also installed on Seven Kings Water River for river level monitoring. The Gully Sensor sends alerts to council personnel based on real-time data on water levels and grate status. The sensor network feeds into a dashboard for visualizations of current drainage. Borough officials benefit from map16's predictive analytics including best-case and worst-case scenarios for weather events.
London Borough of Redbridge, GB