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Atlanta and Georgia Tech Roll Out Smart City Projects


Atlanta is getting smart.

Atlanta has launched smart city transportation and public safety projects and has formalized a relationship with the Georgia institute of Technology to design, implement, and study smart city initiatives.

Credit: Government Computing News

Atlanta is introducing smart city transportation and public safety projects and has formalized a relationship with the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) to design, implement, and study smart city initiatives.

The city recently demonstrated its smart corridor project's autonomous and semi-autonomous cars, new signaling system, and high-definition cameras. Georgia Tech officials say researchers will be able to study and analyze data coming from motorists, cyclists, pedestrians, and transit along the corridor and determine the best ways to manage congestion and promote sustainable mobility.

Georgia Tech's Debra Lam notes the university also is developing a mobile app to help control traffic flow during large events.

In addition, Atlanta's public safety initiative also is leveraging big data analytics technology developed by Georgia Tech researchers, according to Lam. She says researchers are in the process of helping an algorithm "learn" by flagging keywords in crime logs that could indicate different crimes are connected and help the department identify trends.

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