The South Korean traffic solutions start-up Nota AI is among four companies from the country who are trialling their products in Milton Keynes.
Milton Keynes City Council and the Connected Places Catapult have launched a UK Testbed Initiative with the Korean International Trade Association that will oversee the work.
The city says it’s part of its ambitions to find innovative and sustainable solutions to make it even easier to get around building on its “world leading smart city reputation”.
The South Korean start-ups visited Milton Keynes last month and were provided with a tour to see some of the smart technology currently in use in the city. They were particularly impressed with the UK’s first standalone 5G network that was used in MK to power up robots, medical devices, driverless cars and energy saving devices.
Nota AI provides a camera-based AI traffic monitoring solution with real time processing to analyse intersections and the movements of vulnerable pedestrians, warning of potential collisions before they happen and providing analysis for road safety improvements.
The programme is being run in partnership with SHIFT, London’s new testbed for innovation based in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Foundry Intl, a Luxembourg-based venture builder, supporting investment to the UK.
“We’re proud to welcome these international businesses to our city to trial their technologies which could revolutionise the way we get around,” commented Leader of MK Council, Cllr Pete Marland. “Milton Keynes is a world-renowned smart city that many other places look up to. This latest trial will help us deliver on our ambitions to make it even easier to get about here in a green and sustainable way.”
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