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Smart cities: How data and artificial intelligence could change London

Posts by Cath Firmin, Monday, 3 February, 2020

We were delighted to be invited to the BBC alongside Transport for London to discuss how our sensors are being used to provide traffic data and AI to make London smarter.

“With growing pressure to cut carbon emissions and reduce the number of vehicles on the road, some small cameras could help provide the answer to London’s emission woes.

You could easily miss it.

It’s a small triangular grey box high up on a lamp-post but it could hold the key to big changes on London’s streets.

These are scanners counting who is using the road and how.

The computer is learning all the time, so much so that it has a 98% accuracy rate in identifying vehicles and people.

Previously, transport planners used people to do manual data counts which were more unreliable and could only provide a snapshot of who was using the road.

The new system can run 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is part of what is called the “smart city” revolution.”

Read the full article on the BBC Website.

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