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How Computer Vision Can Create Smart Transportation Systems


Bustling cities need the requisite transportation networks that can keep them running smoothly. AI and computer vision-powered smart transportation enables smart cities to achieve that objective with ease. There are three attributes that every smart city--or any place of human settlement for that matter--must possess in abundance--livability, workability and sustainability. The frameworks and amenities which allow inhabitants to live comfortable, clean, healthy and safe lives boost the livability quotient of a smart city. Additionally, the communication and mobility networks that make it easier for inhabitants to commute to and from work, expand employment avenues and simplify business creation and growth improve the workability aspect of such cities.

Samsung's smart motorcycle windshield uses your phone to power a virtual dashboard


Samsung's brewed up a fresh idea of how to bring a smart dashboard system to the motorcycle with a new concept called the Samsung Smart Windshield. It's a kind of heads-up--eyes slightly down, really--display that allows motorcyclists to keep their hands on the handlebars and still interact with their phones. The basic idea is that you connect your smartphone (via Wi-Fi and a dedicated app) to a device embedded in your bike that includes a projector. When you're on the road, the projector takes information from your smartphone and displays it in a semi-transparent view on the bottom of the bike's windshield. The Smart Windshield can display all kinds of content, including turn-by-turn navigation, email, messaging, and phone notifications.

2022 Smart 50 Awards – Smart Cities Connect


Smart 50 Awards, in partnership with Smart Cities Connect and Smart Cities Connect Foundation annually recognize global smart cities projects, honoring the most innovative and influential work. Strong applicants will represent innovative projects with current or future municipal-scale impact and application. Applications should clarify their connection with a municipal or municipal-similar partner such as a county, region, campus, installation, base, or facility complex. A fee of $300 is due for each application submitted, invoiced via email once your submission is received by our team, to qualify your entry. Finalists receive one (1) full registration waiver to Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo and two (2) Gala awards tickets.

Smart Cities of the future: 7 things that successful cities do


What would have you thought if someone told you 20 years ago that the Smart City of the future would include talkative trash bins, streetlights that automatically "guide you home," or hundreds of on-street parking spots across the city that come with an electric vehicle charging station? As crazy as it would have sounded many years ago, Smart City technology is becoming part of our urban landscape. Cities like Prague, Manchester, or Melbourne use smart trash bins that notify ("talk to") waste collection centers when they are full and ready for collection. Connected streetlights that automatically dim on and off according to actual lighting demands have become a reality in Miami, Edinburgh, and Jakarta. Citizens of Los Angeles, Hamburg, and Beijing can charge their electric vehicles while parked on the street. Despite these advances, global Smart City development in 2021 is at an infant level, with billions of people living in urban areas not having access to many of these solutions.

Smart Cities: How Technology Will Reshape Transportation in 2022


The smart transportation market size is estimated to reach $130 billion by 2024. This reflects a CAGR growth of 20 percent from 2018 till 2024. Even though such a development pace can hardly be called explosive, smart transportation systems are gaining momentum worldwide. Rapid urbanization, always-connected vehicles, environment protection initiatives, and traffic optimization technologies are the primary triggers of new mobility. City residents and authorities expect smart infrastructures to emerge since improved road and passenger safety is a must in the so-desired smart cities. Smart transportation consists of smart infrastructures capable of providing passengers and drivers with advanced services for better coordinated and more efficient transportation networks.