Bluecity Wins SXSW Innovation Award
Bluecity is very proud to have won the prestigious 2022 SXSW Innovation Award, announced at the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) award ceremony on Monday, March 14, 2022.
Velodyne’s Intelligent Infrastructure Solution (IIS) is powered by Bluecity’s intelligent software and was recognized for its innovation in the category of Smart Cities, Transportation and Delivery.
The Intelligent Infrastructure Solution helps cities plan for smarter, safer transportation systems by monitoring traffic and providing analytics to improve road safety, efficiency and air quality. Fully GDPR-compliant; the lidar sensors collect multimodal traffic data in real-time in any lighting or weather conditions, making them an appealing alternative to video cameras or other systems.
Bluecity’s AI analyzes and presents the data in an easy-to-understand dashboard that allows smart cities to make data-driven decisions to optimize the flow of traffic at intersections and proactively implement safety measures to protect vulnerable road users. Bluecity’s solution is also used to reduce congestion with actuated traffic signals for all road users.
The full-stack solution, combining Velodyne’s award-winning lidar sensors and Bluecity’s AI software, is deployed across three continents.
The SXSW Innovation Awards recognize and celebrate the most exciting tech developments in the connected world. The Smart Cities, Transportation & Delivery category honors innovations in eco-friendly or sustainable energy, transportation, delivery and Internet of Things (IoT) technology, making life in the connected world smarter, cleaner, greener and more efficient.
The award advances Bluecity’s goal of making streets safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. The company envisions a world where traffic accidents are rare, commuting to work is a pleasure and carbon emissions are reduced.