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Haidian “City Brain” AI Computing Center
The Haidian District Government’s “City Brain” AI Computing Center is an integrated AI technology management platform that enhances city governance using AI applications. The core of the Haidian Brain AI Computing Center centralized computing power and algorithm resources is to reduce AI landing applications cost, shorten the integration cycle, and improve AI applications quality. The platform provides non-discriminatory and open AI analysis service to upper-layer applications that requires integration and helps achieve integral and collaborative decision-support service. The AI Computing Center has been operational for one year and gradually extended to other business areas such as public security, transportation, and housing construction commission. Key results include identifying illegal operation of dirt trucks through road cameras, with the alarm recall rate up by 34%, and quick delivery of facial recognition and thermal imaging solution within one-week to help achieve an effective epidemic prevention and control mechanism in the fight against COIV-19 in the spring of 2020.
Haikou City Brain
Haikou City Brain currently serves governance, transportation, healthcare, tourism and water utilities in Hainan by building a city-scale data pool that converges more than one billion records of data to enhance the effectiveness of governance and public service. For example, it allows for a one-stop and mobile approval for more than 3,000 items that requires cross-department nods. In terms of public services, a mobile app has been built that currently connects 52% of the population so that they can enjoy 462 convenient public services, such as weather report viewing, real-time traffic enquiry, route planning, doctor appointment, etc. on the go. In terms of transportation, the introduction of AI traffic light helps ease the traffic jams on main streets of the city. For city governance, a consolidated and convergent city-level commanding center that uses a mega screen as its virtualization approach helps the management team master the city situations at a real-time manner, analyze and take intermediate response to mitigate and manage. In terms of health care, convergent and smart cross-hospital medical records enhance diagnosis efficiency for doctors as well as personal health management.
Shenzhen Administration’s Market Regulation Approval Platform
The Shenzhen Administration for Market Regulation, in conjunction with a Chinese technology solutions provider, built an administrative approval platform that processes the online application and approval of over 100 administrative licenses (from food, medicine, medical equipment, agriculture, animal husbandry and other businesses) covering 190 business situations. With the help of video review and electronic license technology, the platform provides citizens with services such as online application, approval, and issuance of electronic license. The platform utilizes a modular concept to achieve fast declaration, fast approval, flexible configuration, and provide efficient, convenient administrative licensing services for enterprises, individuals and governments.
City of Palmerston Smart City
Palmerston, Northern Territory
With the purpose of improved livability in the City of Palmerston and a funding of over A$2 million, the project “The Place for People” addresses many urban challenges that include, but are not limited, to Public Safety through CCTV, sensors and smart lighting to help reducecrimes; Connectivity through the improvement of public services and green spaces; Civil Engagement through open data, transparency and accountability. In partnership with NTPFES, CDU and other collaborators, the project deploys different technologies around the city to meet its objectives including CCTV and video analytics; smart lighting at hot-spots for crimes; data analytics for operational waste management, smart bins and monitors to support this operation; open data to enhance transparency and accountability through a portal and smart phone app that also support civic engagement.
Jakarta Provincial Government’s CRM Platform
Jakarta is a megacity with over 200 government agencies (SKPD) under its administration. To manage and resolve citizen complaints, the Jakarta Provincial Government developed a Cepat Respon Masyarakat platform consisting of 14 citizens official complaint channels and the Citizen Relations Management (CRM) app used by the regional units of Jakarta Government to process citizen complaints. In short, Cepat Respon Masyarakat is acting as a bridge between the citizen and the government to solve all non-emergency problems in Jakarta. CRM has significantly improved the trust from citizens towards the Jakarta Government. Every month, there are 12,000 – 15,000 escalations from Jakarta citizens with 83%-86% of the complaints followed-up (complete) every month. Citizens feel that their aspirations have been heard and followed-up accordingly. The escalations come from diverse perspectives/domains (e.g. trash, flood, traffic, inappropriate public advertisement, etc.). By following-up these multi-dimensional aspirations seriously, the quality of life in Jakarta is also improved subsequently.
New Taipei City’s Smart Community App 2.0
New Taipei City Government
In a bid to enhance community management efficiency and provide citizens with more user-friendly channels for civil participation on public affairs, New Taipei City launched the project “Smart Community App 2.0” – an expansion of the original app. The desired outcomes include: (1) reinforce cross-agency platform integration to expand the application of community services, (2) continue operational simplicity and reduce carbon dioxide emission by converting from paper to digitalization, and (3) private sector and academic collaborations for upgraded municipal services, and (4) encourage civic participation and increase public transparency on municipal affairs.
Perth Smart Cities Collaboration
Perth, Western Australia
The project combines several small projects that represent collaboration of the city and its partners through a Collaboration Market Place platform, which aims to enable the exchange of ideas and data among citizens and interest groups in order to evolve and scale technologies through a range of solutions, with the final goal of improving livability, sustainability and workability in the city of Perth. These set of small projects included smart irrigation (e.g. 107 smart irrigation devices support water and energy savings and operational efficiencies); video analytics thru CCTV camera analytics to support decisions; a smart lighting trial; a sustainability dashboard with solutions and technologies that include an Open Data Portal, Public LoRa WAN and Citizen Science, which promotes the participation of schools and universities.
DIGITAL EQUITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Coogee Smart New Technologies at the Beach
Coogee, New South Wales
The project applies smart technologies to help improve visitor experience at Coogee Beach, which is very popular and highly visited. From smart parking, CCTV coverage, environmental conditions monitoring and deployment of free public high-speed Wi-Fi at Coogee Beach with up to 2 gigabytes of data per day, the project supports visitation and economic development by helping resolve traffic congestions, waste management, servicing of facilities and safety of people in the water, visitor guide thru information about aquatic safety measures and supported by CCTV surveillance of the water from different angles at the beach and sensors that monitor environmental conditions directly connected to the NSW Police Force. In terms of parking, the project includes the installation of parking sensor and the development of an app that allows parking top-up from any place at the beach.
Desa Digital / Digital Village
The Government of West Java is working to utilize more technology to improve its governance, public services, and the citizens’ life quality in Indonesia’s most populous province. This is challenging as most West Java citizens live in predominantly rural areas—as many as 5,312 villages—and have limited access to technology; some even have no internet connection. The Digital Village program is looking to digitalize West Java’s governance and public services including assist villages, especially ones in more remote areas, to get internet infrastructures, advanced technology innovation, and human capacity to optimally utilize technology to improve their livelihood.
Daegu Metropolitan City
Communication welfare service that allows citizens to conveniently use real-time environment information (fine dust, ultra-fine dust, temperature, humidity, noise, oxygen concentration) and free Wi-Fi in citizen parks with smartphones.
JAKI (Jakarta Kini)
JAKI is an application created by the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government to assist the community in finding their daily needs in Jakarta. Most of the Regional Apparatus Organizations (OPDs) under the auspices of the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government have also begun to develop their own applications, both of which are used to improve performance and improve public services. However, to make it easier for the public to access all services Jakarta Smart City has developed JAKI to integrate all services in one application. Aside from being an integrator of the applications from various Regional Apparatus Organizations (OPDs), JAKI was also developed to provide official information and news for its citizens.
Features in JAKI are JakWarta – source of official news; JakISPU – for info on the Air Pollution Standards Index and is integrated with air sensors from the Jakarta Environment Agency in real time JakSurvei – a performance assessment platform for community services, JakSiaga – which features important numbers during critical situations such as Jakarta Standby 112, SAR teams and fire engines; JakLapor – where citizens can raise problems encountered in Jakarta and monitor every report; JakPantau – which shares water levels, alert status, water pump status, and flood affected areas in Jakarta, Jakarta to check the prices of food commodities in Jakarta and the location information of the nearest Pasar Jaya and JakCo to connect to e-commerce sites and startups.
Rural Broadband Connectivity 2
Multiple Rural Zones
Rural Connectivity Group has rolled out their second phase of the Rural Broadband Initiative, which will improve and provide high speed broadband and connectivity for rural New Zealanders. This deployment will occur throughout the whole country providing coverage for 84,000 rural homes. It will also enable mobile coverage along an additional 1400kms of State Highway and provide connectivity to a minimum of 168 tourist attractions. The Rural Connectivity Group will do the majority of the deployment creating a rural broadband network that can deliver better health and education services, safer state highways and tourism locations.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, TOURISM, ARTS, LIBRARIES, CULTURE, OPEN SPACES
E visitor authentication System
Singapore Tourism Board introduced a new system called the E-Visitor Authentication (EVA) System to make the check-in process much easier and more efficient. EVA allows guests to check-in through mobile apps or special kiosks set-up at hotels to scan their passports. Participating hotels then use facial recognition technology to authenticate their guests’ identities, and the guest data will be sent to the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) to verify the validity of their stay. By eliminating the process of performing manual checks on travel documents, check-in time will be reduced by up to 70 percent. The new facial recognition technology has cut down the length of the check-in process significantly from five minutes to approximately one minute. The new mobile app will also give guests the ability to manage functions such as their in-room lighting and climate temperature with the mobile application. The new arrangement will allow hotel front office staff to use the time saved to interact with guests and share customized recommendations on Singapore’s offerings and experiences. With the increased face-to-face engagement, hotel staff will be able to connect meaningfully with guests and in turn, improve guest satisfaction levels.
Intelligent Tourism through Digital Currencies and Blockchain Technologies
The Ministry of Tourism of China estimates a total of 3 million tourists per year to visit Malacca, a leading tourist destination in Malaysia. In order to enhance tourism development and improve education, Malaysia’s Melaka Straits City will be using Blockchain technology to track tourist visas, passengers, luggage, and all kinds of booking services in real-time. The basis of the blockchain technology in the city will be DMI (Distributed Market Infrastructure) platform with DMI coin, a cryptocurrency collaboration between DMI and Melaka Straits City, which will mainly be used in the payment of government-based services in the city. However, DMI will also feature an exchange where tourists who visit Melaka Straits City can exchange their fiat currencies for DMI coins. When tourists visit Melaka, they will be required to exchange their money into digital currencies that they can use to pay for services using their mobile phones or computers. The DMI web application will be available on PC and the mobile applications will run on Android and iOS devices to provide flexibility regardless of the preference of the individuals.
In order to foster the development of Kaohsiung interactive technology industries, the Kaohsiung city government specially initiated the “KOSMOS FUEL” subsidy resource, introducing non-governmental research and development of energy, developing high-quality innovative products and services, and building up the industrial development base and trial fields to boost the development of Kaohsiung’s interactive technology industries. More than 60 industry players have gathered in Kaohsiung including Wistron, Compal, HTC and other large-scale technology factories, creating a total investment of 1.6 billion.
Tongling Smart Industrial City Innovation Project
Tongling, Anhui Province
Phase I focused on the construction of a city-level Industrial Brain Platform aimed at developing big data and AI applications, and production-related intelligent application systems that consist of workshop production information monitoring systems, parameter recommendation systems, and production management systems. End-to-end encryption is used to upload data collected from IoT devices and various business systems within enterprises to the cloud data warehouse through secure and stable cloud data channels with ultra-large-scale throughput. The data is then used to create, and train intelligent analysis models and AI algorithm models based on business requirements. The resulting effects of the changes are collected to the cloud data warehouse by using similar methods, forming a closed loop of business data, which allows the business to continuously and rapidly iterate and upgrade its operations and management strategies.
Phase II included a series of key projects powered by the Industrial Brain Platform. One example of data-oriented intelligent manufacturing is the “Phosphoric Acid Extraction Project of Liuguo Chemical Industry”. Guoxing Chemical Industry, a subsidiary of Liuguo Chemical Industry, integrates their production data with emission data to achieve highly efficient industrial production while protecting the environment and reducing emissions. The company has built an “industrial and environmental brain” to achieve their sustainable business goal: “reducing emissions without reducing production, increasing income without increasing consumption”. By combining both AI and big data technologies, the Liuguo Chemical Industry has its phosphoric acid extraction rate increased by an average of 0.79% (up to 1.2%). This saves the company 6,000 tons of phosphate ore and brings about 6 million yuan in economic benefits each year.
Phases III and IV The Tongling municipal government has partnered with Yangtze River Industrial Big Data Technology to revolutionize local enterprises. The company was founded by the Tongling municipal government in partnership with Whale Cloud, China Nonferrous Metal Mining Group (CNMC), and Tongling Chemical Industry Group.
KPA Andong Smart campus
KPA Andong Smart Campus provides education and support towards the people who are preparing to become police officers, firefighters and other public officers through boarding schools. There are approximately 600 students, 100 employees, and about 3,000 people nationwide living on-campus. The campus restricts the following to ensure students focus on their education: No Phones, No Dating, No Games, and No Parties. Since the campus covers 82 acres, it needed an efficient emergency management approach for students’ safety. To develop as a Smart Campus, KPA created its roadmap step by step and specified Smart Campus Solutions each step. Through consultations with law firm Yul-Chon, KPA completed its review of emergency measures during the implementation of its Smart Campus.
Omni Smart Education in Taipei
Taipei City Government (TCG) is actively developing smart education to put iCampus into practice. iCampus aims to bring up the self-learning capability of students, encourage teachers to apply innovative teaching, and increase the interaction between teachers and parents by utilizing technologies. The 4 missions of iCampus are: 1) Build smart Internet in campus, 2) establish smart future classroom, 3) create digital learning platform, and 4) implement mobile smart learning. Through these missions, TCG aims to integrate diverse services into education and provide omni smart education to teachers, parents and students. TCG is also actively developing smart education to put CooC Cloud.There are currently 6 colleges and universities offering 35 university experience courses, and 13 high schools in 3 counties and cities sharing 12 online courses. It is expected that in 109, 39 high schools across 11 counties and cities will share 25 diversified elective courses. Additionally, starting from 2019, TCG is establishing parent-teacher-student integration platform to provide diverse and customized educational services through cloud data and information integration.
OpenCerts is an initiative in support of Smart Nation to develop deep tech solutions benefiting Singaporeans. The Singapore government has developed a blockchain-based platform that will enable employers to verify the educational qualifications of employees and job candidates who have graduated from local universities, polytechnics and other educational institutions. These digital certificates will be stored in the Skills Passports of their individual MySkillsFuture accounts. When they use these certificates for job applications, employers will can verify them quickly and easily through OpenCerts. OpenCerts project was piloted in 2018 by GovTech and NP, with the first batch of digital certificates issued to NP graduates. Students from 18 educational institutions in Singapore have received blockchain-based digital certificates in 2019.
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) launched an AI-based platform which will profile and match students to in-demand tertiary-level digital tech courses and scholarships. TechStudy.my will empower students to make better decisions about their tertiary education, and help school counsellors play a more prominent role in promoting tech tertiary courses and prepare students for their tertiary pathways towards high value digital tech careers.
By entering their academic results into the platform, students will receive personalized recommendations to guide their applications to universities and scholarship providers. Also, students will be guided on subjects they need to improve should they wish to target specific digital tech courses offered by premier digital tech institutions such as universities and polytechnics that have proven track records in high graduate employability, industry engagement and career services. Currently, there are a total of 17 universities in the pilot programme and a total of 54 digital tech courses are supported on the platform.
Wenchang Smart Education Initiative
Wenchang, Hainan Province
With the acceleration of the “Hai Chengwen” integration process, Wenchang’s industrial development has increased rapidly, and infrastructure facilities have been accelerated and improved. The city is moving towards building a smart high-tech space city. The project started the smart education project to build a central integrated education center with 6 platforms upon “Cloud + End” solution design. “One center” refers to the Education Operation Support Center which connects the upstreams and downstreams; “End” refers to the construction of applied environment for smart schools and covers all the endpoints of over ~200 schools in Wenchang city. The project will form a new model for smart education in Wenchang city and build a new education trend of “everyone learn, everywhere learn, and always learn”. The construction of Wenchang City Education Cloud is a leap in the level of education in Wenchang City, which not only improves the provincial education informatization and balanced development of education, but also greatly improves the level of Wenchang education to reach domestic and international advanced level.
PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES
Detection of Fake Drug Distribution
NITI Aayog, Apollo Hospitals, Strides Pharma Sciences and Oracle have partnered in order to eliminate India’s growing battle against Fake Drug Distribution. The pilot project of real drug supply chain using blockchain and IoT software can support governments and healthcare experts in quickly detecting fake drugs and aid authorities to enforce penalties on wrong-doers with easy, proof-based data. With the help of a blockchain software, the drug’s movement is recorded at every point of hand change – from manufacturer to logistics, from stockist to hospital, or from pharmacy to consumer and leaving no opportunity for record tampering. In case of a fake drug, the software will detect irregularity and notify the concerned nodal point. In addition, the project provides functionality to track critical information such as chemical ingredients of the drug or maintenance of temperature control in case of life saving drugs or vaccines.
Live healthy SG
Singapore’s Health Promotion Board (HPB) has partnered with an American fitness wearables maker on a population-based public health project in support of the country’s Smart Nation initiative. The aim of this initiative is to encourage Singaporeans to adopt better lifestyle practices in physical activities, sleep, nutrition and emotional wellbeing. It employs technology, behavioral insights and data analytics to encourage them to change their habits and adopt healthier habits. Fitbit incorporates artificial intelligence and machine learning to encourage physical activity, healthy eating and better sleep quality. The data collected with the help of fitbit will then be studied and analyzed to identify trends for the formulation of more focused health intervention and promotional programmes.
Macau Smart Healthcare Cloud and Analytics Project
Macau Special Administrative Region
The Macau Smart Health Care Project aims to improve the level of public health services capabilities based on the standardization of information from all medical institutions. For example: the 3 major hospitals and health centers have established comprehensive information systems that were developed separately so data formats are different. The project also complies to the Macau personal data privacy law. During implementation, the following principles were followed: data centralization, data protection, proceed orderly, and innovation. The project is delivered in accordance to its cloud provider’s standard data resource platform methodology and the overall architecture of Macau Smart Health Care data platform is divided into three layers: an application front end, a data management platform, and a computing and storage platform. The data resource platform provides data calculation and hardware storage facilities. The data management platform and application front-end forms a complete solution for business monitoring, process improvement, and business discovery. At this stage, the data integration management platform, is the central database which includes clinical data center and operational data center, big data analysis platform for the Health Bureau and a real-time medical service data visualization platform have been completed; an unified electronic health care record system for all major hospitals and hundreds of clinics in Macau is now under development.
Participatory Care and Telemedicine
Kaohsiung City, Pingtung County and Penghu County
In order to implement its “long-term care” policy providing home-based care for the aged, the Government offers several community oriented remote smart care services. This helps resolve the issue of offshore islands having insufficient medical resources. Patients with chronic illnesses that need long-term care at home can now receive better healthcare, making it more convenient for residents to seek medical attention. Patients could use their e-health passport to easily access several health data such as temperature, blood pressure and blood oxygen with an all-in-one health station lactated around as. In addition, people could easily track their data through APP and doctor could also track their patient’s data on the cloud, implementing telemedicine policy.
PUBLIC HEALTH – DISASTER RESPONSE / EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
DATOS Project- National Disaster Remote Sensing and Data Science Help Desk
DATOS Help Desk (DATOS Project) is the geospatial applications initiative of the Department of Science and Technology-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) which applies Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and different data science techniques to remotely sense data from satellite images and weather data. It also uses Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) to produce geospatial outputs that can be used for disasters, agriculture and other purposes. DATOS Project has developed a way to map out crops by using satellite images and by extracting the temporal signature of crops which is similar to a voice recognition technique, determined through radar satellite images. With a partnership with the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA), DATOS helps automate the mapping of sugarcane plantations for yield prediction and disaster monitoring. The same methodology can be used to map out other crops with known temporal signature such as rice and corn. Also, DATOS produces flood situation maps by retrieving satellite images and letting AI identify flooded areas from these imageries. DATOS is able to detect floods in areas that are hit by heavy rainfall and sends these mapped out areas to the respective DOST regional offices in the event of severe weather disturbances. Other objects that have been detected by the project from satellite images using AI include road networks, ships, land cover classes, and built-up areas.
EQRNet- Earthquake Response Management
The earthquakes in Canterbury, Marlborough, and Wellington caused major loss of life and financial losses over $50B demonstrating the consequences of an earthquake event are severe and long lasting. Christchurch experienced red-zoning across the entire central city causing major economic and societal disruptions. GeoNet has been Council’s principal source of information when managing immediate and longer-term earthquake response actions. However, there are less than 25 GeoNet sensors in Christchurch, only 4 on the outskirts of the central city, and none in the CBD itself. Therefore in July 2018, the Smart Christchurch programme at Christchurch City Council (CCC) initiated a three year trial of the earthquake response network, EQRNet, with local company Canterbury Seismic Instruments (CSI). EQRNet is a dense network of more than 150 ground-based accelerometers which allows Council to manage its earthquake response in real-time; safeguarding communities, staff, and assets above and below ground. This trial was initiated on the back of a 10-sensor pilot in the Christchurch CBD which demonstrated significant variations in ground-shaking over distances as small as 100m. This proved that a much greater level of monitoring is required than currently exists through GeoNet instrumentation.
Using EQRNet, we instantly compare localised shaking to every building’s design intent and NZ Building Code Limit States using best-practice spectral analysis techniques. The network’s output provides defendable real-time information to building managers, emergency teams, and the public, allowing better management of response during seismic events.
Flooded Roads Smart Warning System (FRSWS)
Logan City Council, Queensland
The Flooded Roads Smart Warning System (FRSWS) project uses smart technology to improve road safety during flood episodes, through proactive and reactive mechanisms. The aim of the project is to minimize the risk of drivers going through flooded roads because of a lack of knowledge on road conditions. To do so, the project utilizes smart signs to warn drivers, that are activated only in flood conditions and they will allow real-time mapping and generation of information for different agencies and the community. The data collected from the activation of these signs will also be integrated into open data. The project intends to deliver smart warning signs at 20 of 200 sites across Logan City.
NB-IoT Smart City Fire Control
From 2018 to 2019, Zhejiang Mobile teamed up with Zhejiang government regional offices and Chinese technology provider to deploy the NB- IoT based fire alarm system, which includes NB- IoT smoke detectors, Fire monitoring platform, Fire alarm APP, and Zhejiang mobile’s NB- IoT network. When fire or smoke is detected, an alarm is activated to alert people in the building or elsewhere through SMS and/or a dedicated app in a timely manner. The affected people can address the situation first- hand, and control the smoke or fire by switching off the gas, opening the window, etc. If no further help is needed, they can shut off the alarm and the fire service is not summoned. Algorithms such as dust compensation and big data analysis are also implemented to avoid false alarms. However, when the pre- determined threshold of smoke or fire is reached, the alarm will be sent to the backend management platform, notifying the building manager and escalating information to the nearby fire station for emergency response. The NB- IoT fire alarm system is unique as it uses cellular connections between the smoke detectors and requires no cabling. Quick rollouts can be achieved even in older, densely packed areas of the city. This system is visible from end to end that when the smoke detector is faulty or the battery is low, an alarm will be raised. Signals and connections between smoke detectors and the server are regularly tested to ensure that they are stable and reliable in order to avoid a missed detection.
Zhengzhou City Brain – COVID-19 Epidemic Prevention and Control Project
Zhengzhou, Henan Province
The Zhengzhou City Brain project is designed to enhance more advanced digital solutions for the government, economy and society, improving public welfare. Faced with the outbreak of COVID-19 since January 2020, the Zhengzhou Prevention and Control HQ worked closely with the Zhengzhou City Brain project team to build a data monitoring system for epidemic prevention and control. The system allows citizens to access risk information and reports over the Internet. In addition, the system synchronizes and distributes a list of high-risk individuals to communities and enterprises in a timely and accurate manner. The departments identify and isolate individuals at different risk levels. The list of key individuals that match the data model in the system is actively identified and automatically transmitted to departments related to epidemic prevention and control. Meanwhile, the intelligent call of the system and door-to-door inspection are performed to track high-risk individuals, which enables a closed loop of data entry, task allocation, and inspection personnel allocation.
Zhengzhou City Brain is the first solution that uses its data sharing platform to enable the exchange of outbreak-related statistics in each municipal department. The platform has analyzed 16 million pieces of data covering 42 categories, including information on confirmed infections, suspected infections, people with close contacts near confirmed infections and traffic conditions. There are 7 subsystems built on this platform to help prevent and control epidemics: the fever clinic registration system, health registration system for people that travelled to or through Zhengzhou, residential community health registration system, employee health registration system, key individual monitoring system, intelligent outbound call system for emergency response, and epidemic trend analysis system. The data sharing and business collaborations among these systems help the Zhengzhou government quickly develop an epidemic prevention and control mechanism by using the model in which the government manages enterprises, enterprises manage employees, and communities manage isolation.
The system has made Zhengzhou the first city in China able to acquire real-time health updates on 10 million of its citizens and it effectively reduces the manpower and risk of cross-infection compared to the traditional man-to-man monitoring system. It also provides powerful data support for accurately detecting the COVID-19 and predicting epidemic trends.
PUBLIC HEALTH – SMART POLICING
Crime-Free City Service Platform
Sejong Metropolitan Autonomous City
Sejong city has established a comprehensive urban safety net to respond to urban safety through the establishment of a horizontal sharing and cooperation system among digital and data, clean technology, and institutions in order to implement the “Happiness City,” a crime-safety city. The ‘Happiness City’ interconnects crimes in cities through urban integrated platforms and works together with citizens, police, and related agencies to respond to crimes, rather than a one-way analog system that monitors and responds to criminal situations through 112 or patrol cars in the existing city. First, it provided a navigation system for smartphone-based public safety routes and enabled real-time exchange of location information among acquaintances such as friends and family. In addition, safety return through CCTV is managed in conjunction with the Smart City Operation Center. Also, they will monitor crime vehicles through CCTV and face recognition CCTV to monitor children, dementia elderly people, and criminals in real-time. To enhance the surveillance efficiency, Sejong City automatically monitors criminal situations based on AI. They established a system to share CCTV images and track criminals in real time in the event of an accident by linking the information on the occurrence of a crime between the 112 and the integrated platform of smart city. In addition, a system of quick response to criminal situations by police officers and connection between 911 emergency operation systems was established. Finally, citizens provide suggestions and feedback through Smart Portal, and the construction of the system is continuously improving through this way. Through the system, Sejong city can provide a safe living environment for citizens.
Facial recognition system to combat crime
The State of Penang has launched a public facial recognition system to the CCTV network on Penang Island to help police track down wanted criminals and reduce crime. An Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) technology from a multi-national solutions provider has been used for facial recognition. The new system is expected to enhance the 767 closed circuit cameras installed by the Penang Island City Council(MBPP). The city surveillance system uses AI to identify faces of criminals or people wanted by the police which will be captured by the CCTV network operated by CCTV control room of the MBPP and the Penang police headquarters. The IVA can trace various traffic violations such as illegal parking, vehicles that used the emergency lanes, measure water level when it rains, and facial recognition of people captured by the CCTV. The system will be used for other smart city purposes than just crime reduction.
Smart Policing-Taipei Police WORK SMART Platform
The IoT enabled crime prevention and investigation platform brings together geographic information systems for criminal data, crime analysis software, real time video surveillance footage, traffic law enforcement and facial recognition into a integrated solution on the cloud. This project connects the traffic division, command center, public security division, criminal investigation division and forensic science center within the police department and breaks down siloed department approach to crime resolution. The integration of police records to an intelligent e-platform provides ease and convenience of access to different units under public security services and helps reduce the bureaucratic delays caused by hard copy approvals and results in faster case completion rates.
Switching on Darwin
Darwin City, Northern Territories
The Northern Territory Government created the project Switching on Darwin in association with a local service provider. Considered as a record project for Australian smart cities deployment with the highest budget allocation, it involves several technologies to enhance visitor experience, public safety, city and community planning, innovation and economic development, open data for management services and environmental information. To increase the safety in public spaces during the evening, smart LED streetlights have been deployed across the city. This has enabled energy consumption reductions. In addition, 138 CCTV cameras have been deployed in the CBD to monitor and reduce anti-social behavior while increasing insights for emergency services. Other technologies include Wi-Fi, sensors to monitor infrastructure development and mitigate heat and other risks, information that is share in an open data portal; Open data platform with analytics, etc.
SMART BUILDINGS / SMART TECH PARKS
Chengdu Hi-tech Zone
Chengdu, Sichuan Province
Chengdu’s Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone is the first national innovation zone paradigm in western China and has created one-third of value added by high-tech industries in Sichuan province. The smart city project of Chengdu Hi-tech Zone is aimed at providing a paradigm of scenario-based smart city solutions developed to address the real needs and issues of each city. The high-level design of the smart city solution for Chengdu Hi-tech Zone combines the joint efforts of the UN-Habitat, State Information Center, and a local solutions provider. It incorporates the state-of-the-art ideas and practices and provides a solid, high-standard guide to the phased development of intelligence-based city governance. With industrial development of paramount importance to Chengdu Hi-tech Zone, they cooperated with a local provider to build the economy operation module of the intelligent governance center, the “digital brain” of the smart city. This module employs high technologies to help drive the growth of industry ecosystems, deepen gradient enterprise cultivation, and increase the engagement of industries in the governance. As part of the “digital brain,” the economy operation module analyzes massive government and enterprise data to provide actionable insights into macro economy, industrial economy, enterprise operation, and new economic forms. The following are some of the important functions provided by this module:
- Automatic alarms or early warning about significant changes in core metrics (such as business income, profit, and workforce) of critical enterprises.
- Multidimensional portrait of the enterprises in critical industry clusters such as the New Century Global Center (famous for its largest multipurpose building in Asia).
- Infusion of AI-assisted analytics and the latest economic forms and technology, such as night-time economy, business circle economy, and industrial chain aggregation.
With actionable insights provided by the economy operation module, Chengdu Hi-tech Zone can modernize its governance system and capabilities and help industries gain growth momentum and find new business model and growth paths to build world-class industry clusters.
Jiashan Park Smart Space Operation Management Platform
Jiashan County, Zhejiang Province
Jiashan industrial new city park’s intelligent space operation and management platform takes the park innovation, the park digital twin, the park high-efficiency management as the main body, takes the service park enterprise and the individual as the Tenet, the information application system covering the whole park, with perfect standard system, perfect function, advanced technology, reasonable structure and clear hierarchy, will be established. To realize the interconnection between the park and the government, the park and the park, and the park and the enterprise, to make the information-based capacity and level of the new industrial city of Jiashan in China meet the needs of rapid economic development, and to provide strong support for the operation of the park. The platform revolves around the goal of intelligent decision-making and efficient collaboration among enterprises, and integrates advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, Internet of things and cloud computing, set Enterprise Fine Management, service innovation scene as a whole, so that it becomes the promotion of park management level, service level and investment promotion of the level of smart Brain Park to build and enhance the integrated management capacity of the Smart Park, integration of data resources, multi-service, build and enhance the core competitiveness of the park.
Smart Lighting for Public Housing Estates
With more than 80% of the household population living in public housing, government agencies are focused on developing environmentally sustainable estates concurrent with Singapore’s vision of becoming a Smart Nation. A leading Asian public housing developer wanted to upgrade its lighting network for one of its matured brown-field estates into an effective smart lighting solution. A multi-disciplinary approach has been adopted to connect more than 10,000 luminaires with motion sensors wirelessly to a smart communications mesh network, managed through a single backend platform that provides on-demand lighting monitoring and control for over 42 resident blocks covering common areas such as corridors, stairwells, gardens and walkways, and 7 carparks. The deployed AgilLiteS Smart Lighting in the estate’s common areas, walkways, parks and gardens as well as indoor and outdoor parking areas provides a holistic approach in reducing energy consumption, ensure estates residents’ safety and allow network viability to integrate with other IoT-driven applications.
Swire Properties’ One Taikoo Place
Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
One Taikoo Place, a brand-new triple grade A 48-storey office tower developed by Swire Properties has implemented Neuron, helping the building to achieve 10-15% energy saving of the HVAC system. Neuron seamlessly integrates One Taikoo Place’s BIM model with further customisation of asset management functions as per Swire Properties’ requirement. All real-time data from BMS, IOT, people counting system are integrated into Neuron for big data analysis and can be accessed anywhere within the Taikoo Swire complex. With the computational power of AI and IoT, Neuron enables One Taikoo Place to actively respond to a dynamic environment in advance based on prediction and self-learning ability, thus enhancing management efficiency in this connected commercial hub building. Neuron’s data-driven operation automates manual workflows, so operators can better monitor, filter and manage alarms and alerts to determine the best course of action for a situation. By analysing historical data in One Taikoo Place, AI algorithms uncover hidden patterns, better estimate future energy usage and thus allow better planning that supports general building operation. It gives buildings the capability to quickly predict and adapt to environmental changes and learn the best configuration combinations in a way that humans could not. Neuron verifies fault occurrences and generates timely responses to abnormal or threshold triggers by the platform. The system also allows predictive maintenance to be scheduled in advance. One of the most innovative features is the interaction between the building’s 3D BIM and real-time data captured automatically from building management and HVAC systems using open protocols including Building Automation and Control networks (BACnet) and Modbus. Operators at One Taikoo Place can therefore visualise specific parameters and statistics for an item through interactive and responsive dashboards, making building performance data more transparent and usable. Devices in chiller plant, including chillers, cooling towers, pumps are modelled by neural networks to form a system which precisely and accurately describes performance and energy consumption under different working conditions. Based on energy demand forecast, it is then feasible to find the optimal settings for all devices in advance and make recommendations accordingly. Also, optimised building system settings should be based on dynamic environment parameters such as indoor air quality, occupancy and outdoor environment. With new capabilities enabled by machine learning, operational settings of air handling units can be adjusted more flexibly in building management systems to achieve energy reduction and better building performance. Through combining BMS-captured environmental data with staff movement data from motions sensors, Neuron allows One Taikoo Place operators to identify patterns in staff interaction and workspace usage, which provides better insights into the building’s HVAC and lighting systems, allowing any necessary adjustments in ventilation and space conditioning to be made. By understanding optimal ventilation and temperature levels for a specific day, operators can design more comfortable and customisable workspaces to enhance employees’ motivation and productivity. Through applying Neuron, One Taikoo Place can use the data collected by motion and occupancy sensors at a building level to regulate air-conditioning and lighting in real time, lowering operation costs such as energy bills and optimising internal environment.
Yanqing Smart City Green Cloud Computing Center
Yanqing District, Beijing
The “Beijing Yanqing smart city green cloud computing center” aims to build greener and more efficient IT infrastructure in response to the increasing IT demand. The solution developed by a local solutions provider was a large-scale green cloud computing center with 100,000+ IT device that delivers integrated solutions and products as the “general service provider” and coordinate the prorect implementation with all parties’ resources.Yanqing green cloud computing center is one of the best choices for high security and reliability. Cloud computing center PUE <1.4 throughout the year, coupled with the solar power consumption and waste heat utilization of this project, which greatly reduces the project’s annual power consumption. The annual power saving can reach more than 15% vs other projects in Beijing, which has great advantages in low-cost power operation. The project not only uses server network energy-saving technology, enclosure structure energy-saving technology, electrical system energy-saving technology, etc., but also introduces some innovative application technologies. The project design will reach the uptime T3 + standard cost-effective green cloud computing center level, which is the lowest value of the same size and standard in Beijing. The project also explores new ways of combining waste heat utilization of cloud computing center with distributed clean heating to realize heating services to the park, extend service chain, improve energy efficiency and reduce the overall increase in energy consumption in the park. The center will provide important ICT guarantee for the economic development of Yanqing district, the Yanqing smart city, and the entry into Beijing’s 2022 Winter Olympics cycle.
Intelligent Sewage Control Service
Daegu Metropolitan City
On top of aging facilities and expensive maintenance costs, the difficulties in operating sewage treatment facilities is increasing due to abnormal temperatures and local torrential rains. Also, seasonal and 24-hour time difference of inflow sewage occurs, and there are difficulties in process management such as difference in operation status and water quality of treatment process due to flow rate difference in treatment facilities. In order to solve these problems, stable facility operations needed through the prediction of the amount of sewage flowing into the sewage treatment facility and the amount of inflow by time and operating the sewage inflow facility using this data. In addition, it is possible to prevent the occurrence of failure of major facilities by developing a failure prediction system.
Apart from the sewage treatment operation based on the past experience of the workers, the objective is to reduce the maintenance cost and minimize the risk of accidents by presenting the optimal operation manual to the operator through objective data analysis and artificial intelligence decision making.
Reducing Urban Impacts on the Great Barrier Reef
The project consisted of the installation of a connected network of environmental sensors in urban waterways to collect real-time water quality data and identification of high nutrient, sediment and chemical loads in water. It intends to collect and provide information to enable Cairns Regional Council to monitor the water quality discharge from the urban areas that goes into the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. This will facilitate informed management and with real-time information will provide Council with the capacity to respond to potential incidents.
The censor network will collect ongoing information on the loads of nitrogen and suspended solids that enter the Great Barrier Reef and the community will have access to this data, engaging schools and students with environmental education.
Smart Water Sensors
Christcurch City Council will be spending an extra NZ$2 million to operate and install smart pressure and acoustic sensors in Christchurch’s water supply network. This is part of a larger plan to improve the security of the districts water supply network. To keep drinking water safe and free from disinfection in the long term, it is necessary to have control of the water supply and introduce smart monitoring.
Tainan Smart Flood Prevention Network Construction Plan
Almost 60% of West Tainan’s terrain is low-lying and near the sea, which causes flood risk. To tackle of this, the executive authorities has adopted a smart flood prevention solution since 2015, deploying sensors for floodgate and water level monitoring and using big data and analytics to study meteorology, rainfall, and water level alert information; analysis is open to the authorities and concerned citizens in time. There are 3 stages to the project: 1) collection of real-time information including deployment of the sensor on floodgate, and collection of the CCTV cam information deployed over the city already; 2) based on collected data at the Tainan hydrology platform and historical flood situations, the prediction of flood possibility for near 3-6 hours; the prediction will promulgate the authorities and will be open to citizens via mobile App, Line bot and so on; and 3) the data will roll forward for overall analysis of the flooding process to create flood prevention best practices.
Underground Antenna and Excavation Sensing Device
Korea District Heating Corp
Multiple Cities, South Korea
46% of the pipeline in Korea is over 20 years old and are mostly buried underground prompting a request to a local solutions provider to develop a multi-functional device that monitors unreported excavation and plumbing abnormalities (leak, gas, leakage, corrosion and etc.). The provider installed excavation detection sensors on the surface of buried heat transport pipe to alert excavation situation by detecting the flexural strength of the pipe and measure the ground heat in the upper part of the heat transport pipe. With wireless technology, it can capture information such as excavation/heating and leakage/slope and monitor the status via an integrated control platform. In addition, the sensing pattern algorithm technology analyzes the vibration patterns of three-axis and can be advanced by learning patterns of various situation. The Korea District Heating Corporation is planning to commercialize the project with its solution and has already signed MOU for “Cooperation in IoT technology for safety management of collective energy facilities.” In the future, it aims to be developed as multi-sense situation-aware sensors by adding sensor and improving algorithm.
Blockchain Initiative for Renewable Energy Using Palm Oil
Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) started trialling blockchain initiatives in some of the country’s largest industries namely:
- Powering renewable energy – MIGHT is monitoring the progress of energy companies that are trialing the blockchain technology under ‘proof of concept’ initiatives. Blockchain can speed up the adoption of renewable energy, putting energy on the blockchain means that sellers must declare how their electricity is generated. This transparency allows people to buy electricity on blockchain directly from sources of their choosing. Buyers can even connect with private solar panel owners to buy their excess electricity. These one-to-one blockchain-based transactions are much more efficient and waste less electrical energy than distributing electric power over long distances from power stations.
- The Palm oil industry – Blockchain can help to grow the agriculture sector and MIGHT is exploring its use in palm oil. For instance, the agricultural industry can put their produce and certifications on blockchain, which can allow sellers and consumers to track the source of their palm oil and monitor all transactions for palm oil supply chains to ensure that they are sustainable. This will then allow the government to track whether palm oil comes from sustainable sources and regulate these practices to be more sustainable.
The government hopes that blockchain will not only help boost the country’s economy but also increase transparency and sustainability in those sectors.
Energy Data for Smart Decision Making
New South Wales
The project consists of the development of an open modelling platform that uses spatial data and data on solar exposure, energy generation and consumption to help end users calculate the solar power potential of areas of interest. Thus, users are enabled with information to make informed decisions on investments in solar power generation. The project integrates an interactive map of Australia that uses solar potential and energy time-series data, along with transparent open-source models that analyse potential solar energy in specific areas. This information support councils and end users in making decisions about investment in solar panels and precinct scales; also, allows councils to design policies and incentives with statistical analysis of energy technologies.
Integrated City Brain Solution for Urban City and Ecological Management
Lishui City, Zhejiang Province
Through the real-time analysis and processing of “City brain”, the massive data can be combined with the intelligent control network in real city to manage the whole city, better promote economic transformation and upgrading, and inject vitality into urban development. “City brain” has been applied to various fields such as snow, traffic, public security, tourism, industrial parks and environmental protection, exerting great efficiency. At present, Lishui city has completed the first phase construction of “Xueliang project”, which has abundant video resources. The province is actively promoting digital transformation for governance. For example: “mobile affairs” named Zheliban, “mobile governance” using dingding apps, the construction of city brain project, the spirit of “big four”, and the construction of grand garden core zone.
Lishui is actively planning and building a smart city based on the “city brain” framework. The first phase of the project consists of 4 parts: the city brain cloud platform, the data center and software platform, The garden cloud, and the urban management and command center.
The digital infrastructure formed based on the city-level big data platform has become the core force for the continuous construction and development of smart Lishui.
Smart Poles for a Sustainable & Scalable Smart City
New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) and a local solutions provider installed 55 Smart Poles (Phase I) spread in Connaught Place, Lutyens New Delhi. to help address five major areas of concern, mainly quick response to safety incidents; response to environment changes; managing traffic and transport; connectivity to business houses due to its prime location, and additional inflow of citizens; making it tourist friendly while maintaining aesthetics of the city. This led to improved E-governance practices such as:
- The two- layered integrated solution to provide better network connectivity services backed by stringent uptime and Service Level Agreements.
- Fiber connected sites for more reliable and high capacity fiberized backbone to meet the increasing data connectivity needs.
- Integration of CCTV cameras at NDMC’s ICCC has allowed to monitor traffic and vehicular movement in real time, thus helping NDMC in building predictive analysis to proactively mitigate the traffic congestion.
- 24*7 real time video feed so that NDMC can react quickly to any security incident, thus reducing violent and antisocial activities.
- Data captured by sensors allows to identify the sources and trends of poor air quality to take timely and effective preventive measures backed by data analytics.
TRANSPORTATION – CONNECTED & AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES, PUBLIC TRANSIT, RIDE-HAILING/RIDE-SHARING
“MaaS MeN Go” – Integrated Public Transit Projects in Kaohsiung Metropolitan
The project was initiated in 2017 and has been operating since Sept. 2018. It is considered as the first metropolitan MaaS project in Taiwan – covering Bus, MRT, Light Rail, Ferry, Taxi, shared Bicycle, shared Motobike, and parking lots. It also combines backend system, ICT vendors, solution services, and mobile APP as the main portal. As of today, there are more than 23,000 citizens with a MaaS MeN Go membership; 7K+ are monthly active members, and over 21% of these members stated they chose public transportations instead of driving/motobiking by themselves because of this project. Besides of improving the use rate of public transportation, the MaaS MeN Go project also collaborates with tourism bureau to leverage resources and expand ecosytem in business models on sightseeing/lifestyle related activities and promotions.
Frenzy, a free NZ-made app, gives commuters the option of earning some money while taking public transport. With its recent launch in Auckland, it is targeting the other main centres by the end of February 2020. The app pays people who use it to plan their bus, train or ferry trips and view marketing content during the ride. With a sustainable outlook, the compnay offsets carbon emissions of users’ journeys by buying carbon credits from approved schemes. For each video, game or quiz a user watches or does, they receive ‘Freny dollars’. These are similar to airpoints and can be deposited into a user’s bank account, spent at patners retailers e.g Spark or donated to charity.
Indore Integrated Public Transit
Indore, Madhya Pradesh
The transportation infrastructure especially public transport facilities could not keep pace with population growth. Private vehicle ownership increased by 11.56% from 2001 to 2011 vs a total population rise of only 3.96%. Prior to 2006, public transport in the city was completely unorganized and largely unregulated auto-rickshaw and mini-bus based stage carriers that offered very poor level of service to the commuters. To address this, the following solutions were introduced: Last mile connectivity, Electric Buses, CNG buses, accident analysis and ITMS Implementation, which consists of Automatic Vehicle Location System, Passenger Information System, Automatic Fare Collection System, Traffic Management Centre, Communication Systems, Passenger Safety Measures and Emergency Management System.
The specific technology used are: 1) Supports Digital India initiative of GOI with paper less ticketing & smart cards. 2) Two-way communication system between crew members and Transit Management Centre for efficient operations of fleet. 3) Real time vehicle tracking & information using OBU device, mobile app & web portal. 4) Real time reporting & handling of incident like route violation, fire, medical emergency, accident, breakdown & SOS as per state government mandate and schedule adherence. 5) Establishes a centralized platform for public grievances for transit using IVRS, CRM and Complaint Management System. 6) Solution has emergency rescue management system where in call is made to police, fire brigade & nearby hospitals. 7) For better & effective use of fleet, CAN bus have been integrated with TMC. The VHMD parameters received from fleet can be used for timely maintenance and improving bus efficiency. 8) RFID Doors status is visible at TMC in real time.
On-Demand Autonomous Buses
In collaboration with the Sentosa Development Corporation and Singapore’s Ministry of Transport, ST Engineering developed 4 Mobility-on-Demand-Vehicles (MODVs), 2 15-seater shuttles and 2 20-seater autonomous minibuses for intra-island travel within Sentosa. Visitors will be able to call for the MODV via an app on their smartphones or through information kiosks located across the island. For the autonomous bus to accurately position itself, it is required to collect data from multiple cameras, LIDARs, radars and ultrasonic sensors, which will be fused together and processed, to produce a 360-degree robust representation of static and dynamic objects under different weather conditions. Meanwhile sophisticated algorithms calculate free space and anticipates how the environment may change to enable smooth driving for a safe and enjoyable ride. These are all secured by technologies actively preventing any intrusions or threats that could impact driving. Remotely, a fleet manager can also actively monitor a fleet of autonomous buses using a robotics management system.
Sydney automated metro
Sydney, New South Wales
The project constitutes 22 fully automated six-carriage metro trains and 8 new railway stations that cover underground and elevated cut-in stations. The project also included the upgrading of 5 stations in New South Wales, 23 kilometres of new track, rail systems and power supply and the conversion of 13 kilometres of existing tracks, and facilities for maintenance and operation centres, service facilities and a new power supply for metro operations between Willoughby and Chatswood. The automated system known as ‘turn-up-and-go’ is fully automated and delivers services every four minutes in each direction during peak hours and every 10 minutes otherwise.
TRANSPORTATION – TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE
Advanced Intelligent Road Network with Common Spatial Data Infrastructure and 3D Digital Map
Under Hong Kong’s Smart City Blueprint, the Transport Department is tackling the problem of mobility in the city and providing solutions to them by establishing a one-stop data supermarket or common spatial data infrastructure by 2022 to facilitate sharing of geospatial data among government departments and enterprises. It has set up an Advanced Intelligent Road Network (IRN) to link the road network’s multiple data with 3D geographic information to provide information such as the latest driving and turning restrictions at road intersections and roadside parking restrictions. This will be useful for both the internal reference and applications, as well as the private sector, including telecom companies, fleet and cargo operators, logistics and information technology organizations which develop smart mobility applications such as car navigation, fleet management systems, and personalized information services for the convenience of the general public.
Intelligent Traffic Control and Roads Management Solution
In cooperation with the Hanoi Department of Transport, the Hanoi Department of Traffic Police, a multi-national solutions provider has installed its modern traffic control technology at the Ph?m Hùng-M? Trì intersection in Hà N?i in order to improve traffic conditions. In addition to the new traffic lights, a compatible controller “sX” (Smart Crossing) was installed. The new technology helps reduce power consumption of roughly 70 per cent and ensure traffic lights are operating correctly, determines the length of the green and red times and takes care of the safe operation of the intersection. Various traffic detectors (e.g. induction loops, radar, video detection) can be connected to it that enable demand-based traffic control. Furthermore, it can be connected to other controllers at different intersections, which supports a holistic city traffic management system. Running this intersection is a pilot project to help prepare for the next step of video-based traffic detection which enables the preparation and implementation of optimized signal plans i.e., the traffic is detected, and traffic light timings adjusted accordingly throughout the city to allow best possible traffic flow.
Minor accident remote handling system
Shenzhen is faced with over 700 minor accidents during the morning and evening peaks on average. This affects transportation efficiency and citizen travel experience. To solve this problem, “minor accident remote handling system” was developed by the Smart Traffic Department of PingAn Smart City with Shenzhen Traffic Police. Officially launched in April 2017, the system aims to deliver the most convenient and efficient accident handling services for all Shenzhen drivers. Since then, drivers involved in minor accidents can report the case easily with ‘one click’ via H5 page or wechat mini program provided by Shenzhen Traffic Police. They can be remotely connected to the back-end service agent through audio and video services, and then follow guidelines to report accident evidence by simply taking photos or videos. The traffic police no longer need to reach the accident scene but complete liability determination remotely.
The whole accident clearance only takes 4.8 minutes on average, and 2 minutes at minimum. It effectively solves potential traffic congestion caused by slow accident handling and the lack of police manpower and realize the intelligent and rapid handling of accidents. Since it was launched, over 380,000 cases have been handled, and the work efficiency has increased by 40 times. As an effect, each police officer can handle about 200 cases per day, leading to the police manpower decreased by 70%.
Penang Smart Parking
The Penang government intends to make the state of Penang as an International Class Intelligence Smart City. The goal is to stay ubiquitous amidst other priorities. The state government has set up a basis for realizing the aspirations through smart approaches in Penang. Some of the initiatives are to execute the smart parking system using Machine-to-Machine (M2M) enabled devices and utilize the Internet of Things (IoT) in both Penang City Council (MBPP) and Seberang Prai City Council (MBSP). The smart parking system will leverage mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) technology with the use of smart mobile application and e-wallet platform. For example:
- Development of Smart Parking System for public usage (mobile applications on Android and iOS);
- Development of Enforcement Management module using Big Data analytics tools;
- Development of Revenue (payment and collection) Management module;
- Integration services to Council’s existing system;
- Integration services to Road Transport Department, Malaysia;
- Infrastructure setup which include Intelligent Parking Sensor installation, bay marking and time controlled signboard installation 7) Infrastructure setup for development (cloud hosting) 8) Installation and commissioning of handheld device together with mobile printer.
Tainan Smart Transportation System
Tainan City upgraded their transportation integration platform in order to fit population increase and other transportation infra upgration. This project aimed to lower the load of traffic managers to judge and manage all the real-time traffic issue. This integration platform had crossed over government departments and IoT with value added app to manage all the traffic tools and demands. It includes 5 sub-systems: 1.Smart traffic control system , 2.smart public transportation system, 3. Smart parking management 4. Smart vehicles-sharing, and 5. Smart cloud plaform to integrate all the data.
URBAN PLANNING AND LAND USE
Development of a Common Spatial Data Infrastructure
The Built Environment Application Platform (BEAP) developed a set of territory-wide information product—actionable datasets—designed to enable applications to work responsively and seamlessly across Hong Kong. It takes common spatial data from the CSDI to produce built-environment specific spatial data. The BEAP has been prototyped during the Study, with 10 basic applications spanning 4 thematic areas of Planning & Landuse; Infrastructure & Engineering; Landscape, Environment & Conservation; and Others. The 10 prototype applications were distilled from a list of 30 through various engagement activities with more than 40 government departments, research institutes, academia and professional bodies, which these prototype development reflect the most imminent needs for city planning, management and operation. The 10 prototype applications include: (1) Site Search platform to provide a one-stop shop for decision-making for departments to search for sites; (2) Public Facilities and Open Space Analysis tool to assess provisions of public facilities and open space against future population, urban characteristics, and planning standards; (3) Landuse Monitoring and Analytics platform for detecting changes in land use and abnormal activities in a designated area; (4) Scenario Generation for Planning and Development toolset to enable quick generation of different preliminary design schemes, building massing and scenario testing; (5) Connectivity Analysis tool to identify access and routes to local facilities and amenities for different pedestrian types; (6) Visualisation and Analysis of Underground Space and Utilities for management of underground facilities records with adjustable LODs to facilitate forward planning of underground space; (7) Compliance Checking tool to assist departments in assessing development proposals and code compliance of building plans; (8) Visualisation and Analysis of Urban Green Infrastructure platform to visualise and analyse landscape character, vegetation density, carbon absorption and impact of greenery on the urban landscape; (9) Built Environment Information Dashboard for visualising related data collected and stored within various government databases; and (10) Workflow Management Platform to streamline dissemination and circulation process of documents to different departments for soliciting comments on studies, developments and proposals.
The BEAP is hosted on a virtualised environment, to allow for future expansion of services. It makes use of a multiple server architecture on Cloud platform to accommodate for the different components and avoid single point of failure. The BEAP support system consists of a web server to host the web portal and provide communication, application server to host all related software and enable corresponding functionalities, database server to store and retrieve actionable data and temporary data, file server to store files for upload and download, and GPU server to support graphical and 3D display and visualization as well as deep learning and AI functions. AI and machine learning, developed through Python, is used for brownfield site recognition and change detection using photos to enable landuse analysis. A web-based GIS platform is used for most of the applications to enable visualisation and analysis of spatial information using maps. Automation function for compliance checking was developed, in accordance to local assessment criteria, for BIM to be integrated into local machines to efficiently assess building plans. A Digital Twin was created for selected areas to enable scenario generation and impact analysis. These 10 prototype applications will be scaled up in coming years along with the CSDI development. The BEAP has great potential to be further developed as the collaborative platform for Government, industry, academia and research institutes to foster interdepartmental and multilateral co-operation, as well as to serve as a foundation of various types of spatially and digitally enabled built environment applications for city planning and design formulation, decision making, resource management, as well as the delivery of high quality services to the public.
New-generation Radar Data Sharing & Service Platform for an Integrated Ecological Monitoring Solution
The new generation radar data sharing service platform project takes the intelligent government affairs office system of Shenzhen Meteorological Bureau as the general business main line, integrating professional business systems such as OA system, internal control management system, project management system, personnel management system, asset system, material system, etc., to realize the connection with public examination and approval data and the migration of historical data, to build a unified data-sharing service platform in the bureau, in terms of management and technology, to promote the integration of various business systems, to achieve more in-depth system integration and data integration, and to provide a database to assist decision-making, so that the application of in-office system in the synergy , intelligence and mobile of the development of a further step. The main objectives of the project include sorting out and integrating the existing government affairs system in the bureau, and building a new generation of radar data sharing service platform framework. Integration of intelligent government affairs office system, internal control management system, personnel system, project management system, asset system, materials system, lightning safety supervision system, self-procurement bidding system, complete data sharing, to achieve system interaction, intensive display of the core information of the system, to avoid manual repeatedly Login, input information, query information and other cumbersome operations, improve the system’s intelligence. The system to be integrated needs to provide data interface to integrate into the new generation radar data sharing service platform. The system information project mainly relies on the integration of the two core functions of unified portal system and data integration to form a unified platform; at the same time, based on the application support platform (workflow, form design, Unified Organization) , it provides services for workflow and form design of other business systems, and constructs a rapid development platform.
Smart Strategic Planning, Byron
Mullumbimby Town, Byron Bay, New South Wales
This project developed a 3D mapping tool with virtual reality technologies to engage communities in complex urban planning. The benefits of this project are the ability to visualise planned decisions so there is a greater support in better informed management for development decisions. It also supports urban growth and regional and rural informed settings.
Smart Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Enhanced or SUAVE
With over 5,000 State properties under its management, the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) deploys drones to inspect and detect maintenance issues on State properties, which are subject to the Periodic Façade Inspection required by the Building and Construction Authority. This was developed and funded by the Municipal Services Productivity fund awarded by the Ministry of National Development. The images captured by the drone’s high resolution cameras are analyzed by a unique machine learning algorithm known as Smart Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Enhanced (SUAVE), programmed specifically to detect defects in buildings and potential maintenance issues as small as cracks, debris, water ponding and even plant growth on State properties. At the same time, verified maintenance issues will be automatically sent to SLA’s in-house “SmartLAMD” app for the officer’s follow up action and tracking while on the move. Compared to the conventional physical inspection which uses boom lifts and gondolas, SUAVE has reduced inspection time from eight hours to one hour. Officers now use only 12.5% of the original conventional inspection time to review and address potential maintenance issues. Along with saving time, SUAVE has also significantly reduced inspection and repair costs.
Vehicle Mobile Mapping System
Hong Kong has started implementing its latest technology, Mobile Mapping System, in cars fitted with advanced imaging and sensory gadgetry to record the 3D shapes of buildings. This camera captures 360-degree images with a resolution of 30 million pixels using total of six lenses. Another camera at the back monitors road conditions, while a 3D laser scanner collects spatial measurements. An inertial navigation system and a global navigation satellite system receiver provide precise positioning. The 3D City Map is part of the 3D Digital Map Development scheme which also includes a map of roads and pedestrian pavements and an indoor map, facilitating a smarter Hong Kong. It will cover the entire city by 2023, according to the Lands Department. Based on the 3D digital map, lands department develop various kinds of applications such as land administration, environmental assessment, town planning and also transport and engineering studies. One of the biggest advantages of this Vehicle Mobile Mapping System is its ability to efficiently acquire data.