The World of Tomorrow Fair in New York City presented an optimistic vision of the future which included robots, flights to outer space and automated freeway systems. A significant part of the fair was devoted to the “City of Tomorrow” which is very close to the concept which we all talk about now as the “Smart City.” While in 1939 we could only dream of actual smart cities, they’re now starting to materialize.
Cities around the world are increasingly taking on the goal of adopting smart city technologies as residents now expect the same level of service and quality from private and public entities.
Here are Ten Israeli Smart City Startups who have the potential to benefit residents of cities around the world.
ACiiST – Helps create a communications infrastructure using a city’s lampposts. ACiiST minimizes cables and central boxes by leveraging existing infrastructure, making every lamppost an IoT asset. The company also offers diagnostic and monitoring systems from connected devices such cameras, screens, wireless internet and more.
Mobility Insight develops solutions for managing transportation networks. The program uses inter-connectivity between vehicles and city infrastructure to analyze current and predicted levels of traffic, helping to regulate traffic and prevent traffic jams.
ZenCity offers a data management tool for facilitating municipal decision-making. This tool uses artificial intelligence to analyze the data received through millions of interactions between residents and the municipality, including through social media and telephone hotlines.
Howazit provides a communication platform that encourages hassle-free communication and conversation between citizens and their municipality services.
Over.ai specializes in natural language processing which provides round-the-clock automated customer service that can handle complex tasks. The AI understands voice communications, allowing municipalities to connect with citizens vocally through an application or on the municipality’s website.
GreenQ provides smart solutions for monitoring and optimizing a city’s waste collection process, thereby improving quality of life in urban areas. The company’s technology monitors weight, capacity, time and location of garbage trucks, analyzes the data, and generates useful insights, allowing for optimization of waste collection processes.
Hombi creates a single place from which citizens can manage every interaction connected with urban living, including but not limited to Homeowner Association related payments and notifications.
My City offers a regulation and monitoring system which conducts consumer satisfaction surveys to improve municipal services. The system also allows municipalities to send messages during crises, while also offering citizens a way to send messages, pictures and videos to municipality services.
Scanovate facilitates biometric identification through cell phones, enabling citizens to pay bills and even communicate by video with the municipality.
The Public Knowledge Workshop is a non-profit organization whose aim is to increase transparency in the Israeli government and make government and municipal information accessible through technology, like facilitating easy access to municipal building plans without having to know the jargon of construction and planning.
Israeli companies excel in providing cutting edge technologies. States in Southern India identified for the Selected 100 cities for Modi Smart Cities initiatives can benefit from the advanced Israel technology. Interested officials are invited to contact the Economic and Trade Department at the Israeli Consulate General in Bengaluru.
For further queries, contact:
Ms. Veshala Gajaraj, Trade Officer in Bengaluru.
Ph: +91-80-4940 6517
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