City Of Las Vegas And Cisco Team Up On Downtown Innovation District Efforts
City of Las Vegas
Director of Communications
Internet of Everything, Public Sector, Smart and Connected Communities
Cisco Smart+ConnectedTM Digital Platform Will Bring Real-Time Internet of Things (IoT) Device And Sensor Data To City Leaders
The city of Las Vegas and Cisco are teaming up to enhance the urban environment for citizens and businesses. Using technology to create a connected community—while improving resident and visitor safety, increased sustainability and insight into traffic patterns and transportation infrastructure—is the city of Las Vegas’s next step in becoming a smart city.
With more than 650,000 citizens and 42 million visitors in 2016, the city of Las Vegas is taking a progressive approach to urban mobility in its downtown Innovation District. The Cisco Smart+Connected™ Digital Platform brings real-time IoT device and sensor data to city leaders to quickly and efficiently manage crowd, environmental and traffic control data and decision support. The Connected Digital Platform aggregates input from multiple data sources (sensors, mobile devices, cameras) for actionable and immediate intelligence, that will empower the city of Las Vegas to effectively reduce traffic congestion, provide faster response time to emergencies and lower operations and maintenance costs.
“Las Vegas is becoming known for its efforts to provide safe, reliable and efficient civic technology. We plan to deploy solutions that will enhance mobility, reduce congestion, improve resident safety, reduce our carbon footprint, and stimulate economic growth and diversity. It only makes sense for Las Vegas to emerge as a Smart City and we are excited to join forces with Cisco to make this happen,” said Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman.
The Las Vegas City Council recently established its Innovation District in the city’s urban core to concentrate smart city technology infrastructure investment. The Innovation District is meant to be the home of new transportation infrastructure and mobility technologies, allowing for the creation of partnerships with autonomous vehicle/mobility companies and smart city technology firms like Cisco and its partner ecosystem.
“The city of Las Vegas and Cisco are demonstrating that the promise of IoT is real, moving from concept to deployment,” said Rowan Trollope, senior vice president and general manager of IoT and Applications for Cisco. “Together with Las Vegas, we are turning data into action to improve safety and traffic congestion, as well as economic opportunities and environmental sustainability for its citizens.”
The city of Las Vegas has already invested $500 million in smart infrastructure, having charted a course to become a smart city by 2025. Within the Innovation District, the city is working quickly to create a place where intelligent transportation systems and smart technology operate seamlessly to provide services efficiently to residents and visitors.
Las Vegas is also a testing ground for autonomous vehicles (AV). In January, NAVYA and Keolis, in partnership with the city of Las Vegas, launched the first completely autonomous, fully electric shuttle ever to be deployed on a public roadway in the United States. The shuttle was launched in the new Innovation District.
“Las Vegas recognizes that the new currency in cities is data. Using the Cisco Smart+Connected Digital Platform, Las Vegas will have the ability to securely connect and share information between city agencies to deliver more efficient public services,” said Larry Payne, senior vice president of U.S. Public Sector for Cisco. “It means that when a citizen has an emergency that the response can be faster, the roads can be safer and the environment more sustainable.”
Cisco and the city of Las Vegas publicly announced its Smart+Connected Digital Platform today at Cisco Live Las Vegas, Cisco’s premier education and training destination for IT professionals worldwide. Thousands of technology innovators gather for a transformational experience that includes today’s IT visionary thought leaders, more than 1,000 education sessions, Cisco’s top partners, and numerous opportunities for networking.
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