The Smart Cities Hackathon at CES 2017 has ended and a winner has been named. Team “Wingin’ It” took home the $10,000 grand prize for […]
The concept of the 'smart and safe city' has yet to be fully developed. UL, an independent safety science organization, has an active role in the types of technology that are coming to market to advance global cities and promote safe adoption of these evolutionary solutions.
As part of the CES ReadWrite Hackathon, UL challenges developers to leverage the capabilities of Smart Cities to address one or more safety hazards that are found in urban environments. Submissions may take many forms. Below are several ideas to fuel the creative process:
- Utilize IOT, sensors, data, etc. to determine if deployment of smart city technology is realizing safety benefits
- Develop apps, algorithms or visualizations to motivate citizens to become engaged in improving safety in their neighborhoods and cities.
- Develop apps, algorithms or visualizations to better assess how to build in safety mechanisms into a smart city
- Aggregate and analyze open data to develop insights into emerging safety challenges or unintended consequences, unsafe products or systems and behaviors or new hazards.
- Address one or more safety hazards that are present in an urban environment
- Identify the process in which a smart city may mitigate or solve the safety challenge
- Clearly define the expected outcome of the solution: enhanced awareness, more engaged citizens, reduced hazards, improved response to safety hazards, etc.
- Use publically available data sources, including data from IoT devices, sensors, cameras, incidents, etc.
- Teams or individuals may submit more than one project, providing they are substantially different from one another
- Must be reasonably practical with today's technology, whether currently deployed on a widespread basis or not
- Must be differentiated from existing solutions in the market; must be the original work/IP of the submitters
- Developers must be authorized to use any data, APIs, SDKs, etc. used in their submission
- Apps, visualizations or other materials must be in English or translated for evaluation
- Apps, visualizations or other materials must be provided free of charge for evaluation