A large contributor to traffic in Rome is caused by those seeking to park. Increase in traffic causes more emissions and pollution as well as delays in public transportation. This also leads to long queue’s at bus stops, lowering the citizen’s journey experience.
Tech: Image sensors with AI processing technology
Rome is adopting image sensors from Sony Europe with AI processing functionality to cut city’s transport related pollution and public transportation efficiency.
One of the trials will deliver a smart parking system. Using the Genius smart tip sensors, it can identify free parking spaces and stream the exact location.
The location is then sent to Envision, their cloud software partner, and then displayed on a mobile device used by the driver looking for parking.
The Genius smart tip can also identify the amount of people waiting at a bus stop. This data will be sent to the public bus manager in order to enhance the planning and scheduling of bus network
The technology will not store images, in line with privacy requirements
Drivers looking for parking
Public transportation company managing the network
Citizens taking public transportation
City traffic department
Plan the optimal amount of sensors required and install them
Integrate the system with the cloud software partner to ensure the data is accessible to the targeted stakeholders
Begin testing the use of the mobile app where drivers can see the free spaces.
During the hot summer days, traditional windows allow in a lot of heat, radiation, and glare, causing the room temperature to increase. The consequent energy use for cooling increases drastically. Minimizing sunlight is not a solution, since it is believed that sunlight triggers the release of serotonin, which is a mood boosting natural chemical. It is increasingly popular for homes and offices to adopt floor to ceiling windows to maximize sunlight, but with it the HVAC energy consumption increases.
2. Technology – View’s Immersive Experience with Smart Windows
825 Third Avenue in NYC is the first building to incorporate smart windows
The smart windows increase natural light, improve human health, and reduce energy consumption by blocking heat and glare
The windows are also transparent, digital screens with touch displays that enable communications.
It uses AI to automatically adjust in response to the sun, increasing access to natural light and decreasing glare.
Building owners and developers – the installing of smart windows can potentially increase rent and attract quality tenants.
Individuals and corporations renting in the building – experience lower energy consumption and increase in work efficiency through the use of smart windows
Construction companies – installing smart windows is a much more complicated process than traditional windows
Designers and architects – they can now incorporate this into the blueprint
Maintenance crew – smart windows would require more maintenance and cleaning.
Consider the use of View’s smart windows by creating financial models to measure the overall costs and benefits
The design/architecture team must incorporate the technology in the design and collaborate with electricians to plan the wiring
Safety. There is an increase in crime and gun violence in certain areas, such as Chicago. The data currently being provided to the public comes in the form of incidents and district that did not prove useful for violence reduction groups and often lag.
2. The tech
Chicago, with the help of the University of Chicago Crime Lab, is developing a violence reduction dashboard offering the residents and community organization close to real-time access to crime data
Violence reduction partners will be better able to coordinate with each other, the police department, and other city departments for safety initiatives
The dashboard focuses on data framed by victimization counts and community areas rather than traditional data on incidents, districts, and beats that were more useful for law-enforcement
Problem: Waste Management. There is a lack of efficiency and transparency in waste management. Not knowing how full the bins are make it difficult to maximize efficiency. When the bins aren’t full when collected, it leads to additional emissions and extra trips. When the bins have been full before the scheduled pick up, it causes social problems such as overflow of waste on the streets.
Bratislava is implementing a large-scale smart waste digitalization program using Sensoneo. This will realize savings on waste collection related to truck mileage, emissions, and prevention of damages related to overfilled containers.
Will be implemented in stages until April 2022
digitalization of 85,000 containers and installation of 1,753 Sensoneo sensors to monitor all containers for glass waste and underground bins across the city
Will also deploy 92 Sensoneo WatchDog devices on all waste collection vehicles to automatically digitalize the waste collection process and automatically verify pick-ups
Flexible waste collection powered by Sensoneo’s Route Optimization and the testing of prototypes facilitating the introduction of “pay-as-you-sort“ models and recognizing fill-levels of containers during pick-up.
Glass waste is particularly troublesome due to its irregular filling cycle. Using Sensoneo’s technology, the city can avoid unnecessary pickups.
City’s waste management company
Waste collection fleet operator
Waste collection drivers
Waste dumpster location that receive the waste
Digitalize the location of 85,000 containers on the software
Install the necessary sensors on the containers for glass
Install the Watchdog devices on the waste collection vehicles
Problem: Water. We lose a significant amount of clean water due to aging water infrastructure. It is estimated that we lose 6 billion gallons per day in the US. Pipes leak, and the water just comes out the pavement and flows down the road. Leaky water systems threaten the quality and reliability of our water.
Technology – Geospatial AI from Rezatec.
Geospatial AI will be used in Illinois communities to reduce water loss for municipal water systems
60 million gallons of treated water is lost every day in Chicago alone due to aging infrastructure. That’s 22 billion gallons per year
Using Rezatec’s geospatial AI product, the Rezatec’s Pipeline Risk product, the system can predict future pipeline failures, allowing organizations to upgrade it ahead of time.
The product determines the likelihood, consequence, and cost of failure using satellite and data on material, diameter, age of assets with soil types, weather, terrain, and vegetation.
Rezatec claims it is 10% more accurate than other risk models available on the market.
Utility management. They will be the main customers of the AI. The management must decide to adopt the technology.
Utility company’s risk team. These people will be the ones using the technology to identify high risk areas and minimize water loss.
Pipeline engineers will be deployed earlier and with more scheduling flexibility since the pipe is not currently leaking versus high priority situations with already leaking pipes.
City traffic planners. By knowing which pipes to fix ahead of time, the city can better coordinate road closings and manage increased traffic.
Everyone who uses water would benefit from the adoption of this technology with more reliable water source.