november 21, 2022

Shaping the future of mobility

AI and multisensors to improve urban mobility

There are today several technologies through which city traffic and pedestrian flows can be operated and manage. At the same time, and as a result of our increasing mobility behavior, cities face severe challenges with congestion, accidents and air pollution.  

 

The utilization of sensing technology in our streets comes with many possibilities, as sensing and imaging technologies are becoming advanced and collect data using various types of scanning cameras and sensors equipped with AI. This allows accurate information on for example traffic motion per minute, speed, and which types of vehicles are passing at certain time periods. 

This is why we have decided to gather innovative ICT companies in Kista to test and evaluate their technologies in real urban environments, a project run by Sara Nozkova, Mobility Lead, Kista Science City.

-We need to make transport smarter, more robust and more sustainable. And we also need to think about the public space, so that we make it more accessible, attractive and available for all the people. These tests are very important because we need a place where we can test new technology.” says Maria Holm, Project Manager at the City of Stockholm.

 

Viscando, Qamcom and Savantic are all involved in ongoing tests to promote better traffic flows based on real time data, using multisensor and AI technologies installed on the streets of Kista. 

 

– Traditional ways of measuring traffic flows are usually based on induction lines under the road surface or on tubes laid on the streets. Our goal with the test in Kista is to evaluate whether existing technologies such as multisensors and AI-based based technologies, can provide better results and added value for the city planners, says Anna Chiara Brunetti, Project Manager at Qamcom.

 

– If we would be able to plan the public transportation system in a data-driven way, that would lead to much more attractive public transportation and a more sustainable city, says Claes Orsholm, Founder & CEO at Savantic.

Call for action

Are you too a Stockholm-based SME developing solutions with the potential to transform the automotive industry and transportation system? Would you like to demonstrate your solution to a wider audience, or test together with a potential business partner within the ICT or automotive sector? Please contact sara.nozkova@kista.com.

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