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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

Propose your intelligent on-road parking solutions to improve sustainability in Santiago de Chile

Santiago de Chile seeks new solutions to make its on-road parking more intelligent, unlocking environmental, traffic, security and user experience benefits and is inviting companies worldwide to submit their solutions before 17th February to the Living Labs Global Award 2012.

Submissions to the Award are free of charge and the winner of the Santiago de Chile category will be invited to pilot the solution in the city, with full support from local stakeholders to evaluate the solution before a full-scale roll-out.

Last year, by winning the Living Labs Global Award, company Urbiotica managed to see a pilot implementation of its Smart Waste Sensors in Barcelona after winning the Living Labs Global Award 2010.

The city of Santiago the Chlie has joined the 2012 edition of the award aiming at solutions that may use different technologies such as the TAG system to optimize the on-road parking system to improve the urban mobility of the metropolitan region. By improving on-road parking, it is hoped that beneficial impacts like the reduction of emissions and particle contamination; improved traffic flow with shorter search-times for parking, increased capacity, access control to restricted urban areas, improved security and real-time information can be achieved. (more information here).

How to submit:

Entries can be submitted online on www.llga.org until 17th February.

International juries will evaluate the entries and provide a shortlist of the top 100 showcases on 5th March. Winners will be announced on 2nd May 2012 at the Award Ceremony during the networking Rio Summit on Service Innovation in Cities, for which all participants are invited.

About the Living Labs Global Award 2012:

Living Labs Global, a non-profit association promoting innovative solutions in cities around the world, is organising the 2012 edition of the Living Labs Global Award in cooperation with the cities of Barcelona, Birmingham, Caceres, Cape Town, Coventry, Derry~Londonderry, Eindhoven, Fukuoka, Glasgow, Guadalajara, Hamburg, Lagos, Lavasa, Kristiansand, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Rome-Lazio, San Francisco, Sant Cugat, Santiago de Chile and Terrassa.

Together with these 21 cities, the Living Labs Global Award 2012 aims to provide a market opportunity to innovative solutions with the aim of helping over 110 million citizens in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.

For more information:

Email: media@livinglabs-global.com

Tel.: +34 93 1855110

www.llga.org Twitter: @LivingLabsAward Facebook: www.facebook.com/llga2012

Have a real-time information product for mobile devices? Fukuoka is willing to try it in their city!

The japanese city of Fukuoka is seeking products/solutions to deliver real-time bus, destination and tourist information to visitors in an easily accessible way on smartphones, screens and mobile devices. The city invites companies worldwide to submit their solutions before 17th February to the Living Labs Global Award 2012.

Submissions to the Award are free of charge and the winner of the Fukuoka category will be invited to pilot the solution in the city, with full support from local stakeholders to evaluate the solution before a full-scale roll-out.

In last year's edition, Worldsensing for example managed to see a pilot implementation of its FastPrk Technology to monitor parking within 6 months of winning the Living Labs Global Award.

For the 2012 edition, with the aim of improving mobility in Fukuoka, we are seeking a solution that provides bus and city information to non-daily users using a mobile platform: Mobile Bus Information System, or MBIS for short. The MBIS should include information on current city traffic conditions, bus schedules, bus transfers, the time needed to reach any destination, tourist information, city information, and so on (more information here).

How to submit:

Entries can be submitted online on www.llga.org until 17th February.

International juries will evaluate the entries and provide a shortlist of the top 100 showcases on 5th March. Winners will be announced on 2nd May 2012 at the Award Ceremony during the networking Rio Summit on Service Innovation in Cities, for which all participants are invited.

About the Living Labs Global Award 2012:

Living Labs Global, a non-profit association promoting innovative solutions in cities around the world, is organising the 2012 edition of the Living Labs Global Award in cooperation with the cities of Barcelona, Birmingham, Caceres, Cape Town, Coventry, Derry~Londonderry, Eindhoven, Fukuoka, Glasgow, Guadalajara, Hamburg, Lagos, Lavasa, Kristiansand, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Rome-Lazio, San Francisco, Sant Cugat, Santiago de Chile and Terrassa.

Together with these 21 cities, the Living Labs Global Award 2012 aims to provide a market opportunity to innovative solutions with the aim of helping over 110 million citizens in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.

For more information:

Email: media@livinglabs-global.com

Tel.: +34 93 1855110

www.llga.org Twitter: @LivingLabsAward Facebook: www.facebook.com/llga2012