Full Speed Ahead: Using AI to Reimagine Urban Transit Public transportation use is increasing as workers venture back to offices. The pandemic has changed how riders use the transit systems and what they expect from it. AI-based apps can help cities determine where and how to best address customer needs.  
A SmartCloud Platform Enables Smart Parking – and More The SmartPark system is an intelligent IoT services platform that integrates parking, guidance, payment, and analytics. It relies on the SmartCloud service platform to gather data from thousands of installed IoT sensors that can register a vehicle’s arrival and departure and can process that information into valuable, real-time transportation system reporting.   
Smart Traffic Management System Aims to Keep Pedestrians, Cyclists Safe As part of a public initiative to improve pedestrian safety, the Florida Department of Transportation deployed GRIDSMART computer vision and analytics technology in bustling East Orlando. The solution keeps an intelligent eye on crosswalk traffic flow and adjusts traffic signals to help keep pedestrians and cyclists out of harm’s way at busy city intersections.  
Robots Save Humans from Dangerous Jobs Robots and drones are stepping in to help humans. Their efficiency and versatility have made them useful in disaster relief and in industrial work. Compared to standard manned aerial inspection, these devices are less costly, easier to navigate, and safer for operators because they can go where humans cannot.  

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AI Tackles its Biggest Challenge Yet: Reducing Plastics Scientists are using machine learning to design plastics that can decompose easily in an effort to reduce the amount of plastic waste littering the earth and oceans. The process relies on artificial intelligence and deep learning to identify polymers that balance durability with degradability.  
Acer Brings IoT and Intelligence to City Parking Sensors, cameras, artificial intelligence, and cloud-based technologies help take the guesswork out of parking as commuters venture back into cities. Smart parking solutions reduce congestion on the roads and give city managers a view into changing commuter and traffic patterns.  
Mobileye, Transdev ATS, and Lohr Group to Develop Autonomous Shuttles The collaboration is set to provide fully industrialized AV shuttles at scale to support an urban autonomous vision that could be easily and efficiently implemented in cities. On-road testing of autonomous shuttles is scheduled to start next year, with commercial services expected in 2023.   
United Nations Uses Technology to Address Worldwide Hunger Technology innovations enable refugees and other at-risk populations to purchase food without needing bank accounts or passwords. Electronic banking and iris scans ensure proper distribution of benefits, which can be used to shop in local markets, boosting local economies. Organized operational data can improve on-the-ground aid processes.  
Growing Cities Manage Services Through Smart Modules The continued growth of cities puts stress on existing urban infrastructure. Finding smart solutions to manage and grow city services allows citizens to voice and track concerns, holds local government accountable, and improves operational efficiencies for services such as waste management. The right solutions for disaster warning systems can even save lives.  

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