Tech Talk Evening

Tech Talk Evening

It was a great “Tech Talk” on Thursday, Sept 13 evening with IT professionals, engineers, and a tech company management about applying new tech to improve efficiency in traffic, public transit, community security, and services for seniors. This was just a start of the conversation. We welcome more tech companies, engineers, researchers to join our future discussion.

We forecast a very positive result once these changes are implemented. These changes will promote local business development and employment, improve the quality/efficiency of city management, lower the management costs, in turn to maintain our property tax at a reasonable level.

We have gathered lots of ideas. We need to prioritize that, make a smart plan, and push these changes once the new city council is formed. The industry is changing. The new tech is mature. As long as we have a long-term vision and take proactive strategy, a promising future is foreseeable. These ideas will be refined in future meetings.

Let’s take a look at what the technology can help us:

  1. Smart Traffic Signal System – Appleby line traffic congestion is a big pain. The Smart Traffic Signals can dynamically adjust the waiting time at each intersection based on the traffic flow so the drivers don’t have to speed. Saving 5 minutes a day on the road can eventually save a lot on gas every year, and reduce emission.
  2. Medical Sensor and Alert – This can lower the risks when the seniors staying alone and once some critical situation happens, and the seniors could not make phone calls. The alert can automatically be sent out.
  3. Finding Crime – Crimes like home and vehicle break-ins follow a certain pattern, the artificial intelligence system can identify the suspicious behavior on the street. It will be an important crime prevention mechanism.

Above ideas may not be perfect. We need to start thinking a cost-effective way that can improve our quality of life. Open discussion will continue.

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