Infrastructure & Services


Here's How Artificial Intelligence Solutions Could Help Tackle Global Issues

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Malthus wasn't exactly correct in his prediction as advancements in technology have helped food production increase faster than that of population growth in many parts of the world. In the developing world, a prototype called Nutrition Early Warning System (NEWS) uses big data and machines to predict when food shortages and crises could occur, giving advanced warnings to farmers. Real time analysing road traffic so that traffic light systems work as efficiently as possible sounds plausible. Manchester is to trial smart traffic lights to help reduce congestion and air pollution on their roads using Artificial Intelligence.


Smart cities using Internet of Things - Practical Applications

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According to Kate Meis of Green Biz, "Smart cities are communities that are building infrastructure to continuously improve the collection, aggregation and use of data to improve the lives of their residents by harnessing the growing data revolution, low-cost sensors and research collaborations, and doing so securely to protect public safety and individual privacy." In San Francisco, SFpark uses wireless sensors to detect parking-space occupancy in metered spaces. The connected cars can be tracked via GPS, and drivers can use the car's dashboard to reserve parking spaces in advance, saving time and reducing the waste associated with long searches for parking spots. It's easy to see that cities can benefit tremendously from technological advances that utilize the Internet of Things.


Panasonic testing self-driving wheelchairs in airport

Daily Mail

One initiative involving NTT's Kazashite Guidance will allow passengers to overcome any language barriers with a website that easily translates information - such as signs and menus - throughout the airport without needing to download any software One initiative involving NTT's Kazashite Guidance will allow passengers to overcome any language barriers with a website that easily translates information - such as signs and menus - throughout the airport without needing to download any software. We wanted everyone to be able to see the true person, the person we knew,' reads the company's website His friend, a wheel chair user, didn't like the attention he got while using it public, saying others saw him as'weak' or'ill.' The overwhelmingly positive response made it clear the'many people desired this kind of innovation and new found freedom,' and then WHILL was officially founded. The overwhelmingly positive response made it clear the'many people desired this kind of innovation and new found freedom,' and then WHILL was officially founded There are other companies and researchers developing self-driving wheel chairs as well.


Maryland Wrong-Way Driving Crash: Hundreds Die Every Year In Similar Cases

International Business Times

In an early morning fatal crash Wednesday, which resulted from wrong-way driving (WWD), two people died in Annapolis, Maryland. "Traffic safety and highway design literature has historically defined a wrong-way driving (WWD) crash as one in which a vehicle traveling in a direction opposing the legal flow of traffic on a high-speed divided highway or access ramp collides with a vehicle traveling on the same roadway in the proper direction," according to the website of Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. This figure represents approximately 1 percent of the total number of traffic related fatalities which takes place annually, the Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration reported. In 2016, the Arizona Department of Public Safety had received more than 1,600 reports of a wrong-way driver, a report said citing Raul Garcia, public information officer for the Arizona Department of Public Safety.


Why-do-cities-get-smarter-Learn-from-these-smart-city-examples

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Columbus is one city with exemplary characteristics, making it ripe for a smart city transformation. This is one of the reasons the city won the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Smart City Challenge in 2015. In addition to the original $50 million grant given to fund the city's plans, it has since raised over $500 million to support its smart city journey and recently hired chief innovation officer Mike Stevens to lead the effort. City officials also plan to implement a variety of smart technologies including streetlights that are also wireless internet hubs, a system allowing emergency vehicles to interact with traffic signals, common payment systems, smart mobility hubs and smart streetlighting.


Why-do-cities-get-smarter-Learn-from-these-smart-city-examples

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Columbus is one city with exemplary characteristics, making it ripe for a smart city transformation. This is one of the reasons the city won the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Smart City Challenge in 2015. In addition to the original $50 million grant given to fund the city's plans, it has since raised over $500 million to support its smart city journey and recently hired chief innovation officer Mike Stevens to lead the effort. City officials also plan to implement a variety of smart technologies including streetlights that are also wireless internet hubs, a system allowing emergency vehicles to interact with traffic signals, common payment systems, smart mobility hubs and smart streetlighting.


Smart Cities: Utopia or Dystopia?

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New electrical technology is driving change, and sophisticated communication infrastructure will lead to even more. Public transportation is a cornerstone of large cities, and strong infrastructure can lead to greater service. Bus routes will become more reliable as real-time location data lets AI-driven systems send out buses where they're needed or hold buses back for greater reliability. Those interested in romance no longer have to head down to the pub to find potential partners when online dating provides great tools for meeting people online and arranging dates.


LG's new airport robots will guide you to your gate and clean up your trash

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From today, Seoul's Incheon International Airport will be home to two of LG's latest prototype bots: the Airport Guide Robot and the Airport Cleaning Robot. The Guide Robot will roam the terminals, ready to provide travelers with directions and information about boarding times. The Cleaning Robot, meanwhile, is essentially a beefed-up Roomba that looks a little like a mini-tank from a future war. LG's robots should be fine as long as they keep away from hazards like stairs and fountains.


LG's friendly robots will help travelers at Seoul airport

Engadget

Today, LG announced that it's deploying a fleet of robots at Incheon International Airport in Seoul, South Korea. This isn't the first we've heard of these adorable robot friends. There are two robots that are in service: an Airport Guide Robot and an Airport Cleaning Robot. The Airport Guide Robot is in place to interact with passengers.


The airports of the future are here

Mashable

One reason airports tend to look and function remarkably alike is that they're designed to accommodate air travel infrastructure--security, passenger ticketing, baggage, ground transport--with the primary concerns being safety and minimal overhead for their tenant airlines. "It's like having a Super Bowl worth of people every single day." "It's like having a Super Bowl worth of people every single day." At Changi, concession revenues rose 5 percent last year to a record S$2.16 billion ($1.6 billion), while the world's busiest airport, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International, topped $1 billion in concession sales in 2016, also a record.