Our first partner feature goes to Miovision, whose CEO is a co-founder of the Catalyst137 project. Miovision is Catalyst’s anchor tenant, and is set to move into the building this summer. Backed by the world’s most advanced traffic AI, their innovations in traffic signal planning and operations have made it possible for cities to improve the transportation experience for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. Miovision’s technology is now being used in over 17,000 municipalities worldwide.
As our world becomes more connected, cities are realizing the benefits of smart signals. One of Miovision’s IoT-enabled products, Spectrum, makes traffic signals smarter by connecting existing city infrastructure to the Internet. With Spectrum, traffic signals can be managed remotely, and real-time alerts can be sent to the traffic engineer if there’s an issue. And while smart signals make managing traffic a whole lot easier, that’s not all they can do – when applied as the foundation for a city’s infrastructure, a universal communications network emerges, which allows for other IoT-enabled “things” to connect. Think irrigation sensors, autonomous vehicles, and smart streetlights; the possibilities are endless.
Enter the upcoming Smart Cities Challenge: a $300-million program proposed by the 2017 Federal Budget that will inspire cities all over Canada to “get smart”. This means implementing open data initiatives, creating in-depth strategies surrounding the future of AI, and really focusing on how we can use the Internet of Things and connected tech to make people’s lives better. Miovision can’t wait to participate in the program and lead the charge when it comes to Smart City innovation.