Intelligent Transport Systems

LLGA shortlist released

Congratulations to the nominees for the 2012 Living Labs Global Awards! Of the 700-plus entries submitted this year, 109 were selected for the next round. You can view the full list of nominees here, or select a city to see which showcases made the shortlist for a specific challenge. All 21 cities participating in this year’s awards selected a handful of projects that best address the unique urban challenges put forward this year. Below is the shortlist of showcases selected for Mexico City, which sought proposals for technologies that can capture and share real-time public transit data.

EyeStop: An adaptive bus stop that uses touch-sensitive technologies and screens, EyeStop allows transit users to interact with street furniture. The design provides access to the internet, an interactive map for looking up bus routes and schedule times, and a digital bulletin board for posting ads or other information.

MovIn Mexico City: The idea behind MovIn Mexico City is to provide a single, integrated information system to help people get around the city. All available modes of public transportation are incorporated into the system to provide one source of information for a city’s multimodal transport network. Transit users can use the system’s mobile app or website to direct them to their destination using real-time location data.

Modern Urban Transportation Information: Intelligent Transport System (ITS) solutions by Clever Devices benefit both public transit operators and passengers alike. In addition to real-time bus location information, ITS technologies allow a transit agency to monitor on-time performance, ridership, and maintenance needs for its vehicles. These systems can help fleet operators identify issues in routing and scheduling that could be improved to maximize agency resources.

Real Time Passenger Information: Vix Technology’s BusNet Real Time Information System offers real-time travel information displays at stops and stations, fleet management technologies, and smart card fare collection to allow for more efficient transit operation.

SLT-Flow: Self-Learning Traffic Flow Sensing, or SLT-Flow, is designed to detect vehicles on the road to provide cities with real-time information on traffic conditions. What’s unique about this technology is the high degree of accuracy that it can provide across several lanes of traffic, detecting accidents, traffic congestion, and vehicle flow, serving as an ideal support system for traffic management needs.

Check out these and more than 100 other exciting showcases on the LLGA 2012 nominees’ page.

~ Allison Bullock

Interview with Anette Scheibe of Kista Science City: from Fossil Fuels to Intelligent Transport Solutions ‘the Stockholm Way’

Interview with Anette Scheibe of Kista Science City: from Fossil Fuels to Intelligent Transport Solutions ‘the Stockholm Way’.This entry is the first in a series of interviews conducted by Cluster in collaboration with Living Labs Global (LLG) in occasion of the second edition of the second edition of Living Labs Global Award, an international technology award for digital services that add high value to users in cities around the world. 8 global cities partnered with LLG to search for solutions to their most pressing local problems in a global context.

Eight Global Cities Launch Technology Award to Help 40 Million Citizens

Eight global cities from Europe, Asia, Africa and North America join us in a challenge to find innovative solutions to major societal problems by opening competition among international solution-, technology- and service providers. The eight winners of the Living Labs Global Showcase Award will be invited to pilot their solutions in these cities, proving the effectiveness of new solutions and offering a first step for innovative providers to enter new markets. http://www.livinglabs-global.com/flash/awards2011.swf

The participating cities, representing 40 million citizens from Europe, Africa, North America and Asia call for solutions that can solve some of their most pressing challenges:

  • Automation of Urban Services
  • Intelligent Urban Lighting Solutions for Social Interaction & Orientation
  • Venture finance for millions of African entrepreneurs
  • Sustainable Initiative on Intellectual Property Protection
  • Creating the Next Generation of Government
  • Solutions for digitally enabled accessible ecoCities
  • Intelligent Transport Solutions
  • Smart solutions for 10,000 Smart Houses, 16 Green Communities, 1 Eco-City

Oracle Corporation and Asia’s Farglory have been named as corporate partners for the 2011 Living Labs Global Award. Submissions follow the format of the Living Labs Global Showcase and can be submitted for free until the 28th of February 2011. A shortlist of the top 40 Showcases will be presented by the international juries on March 21st 2011. Winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony on May 12th 2011 at the Stockholm Summit on Service Innovation in Cities.

Behind each Category lies the commitment of a city to pilot the winning showcase, with full institutional support to evaluate the impact the solution can have on reaching the community’s objectives.