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City of Philadelphia Announces SmartCityPHL Augmented Reality Challenge to Support Public Transit Accessibility

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PHILADELPHIA—The City of Philadelphia today announced SmartCityPHL’s new challenge, SEPTA for All: Augmenting Transit with Augmented Reality. The challenge invites innovators to submit ideas that would use augmented reality technology to make public transit more welcoming, comfortable, and accessible to people with disabilities. Applications are due August 2, 2021. “The pandemic amplified how critical public transit is to Philadelphians,” said…

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Philadelphia Launches Smart City Roadmap

Philadelphia Launches Smart City Roadmap

The city government said this roadmap will serve as a guide on how Philadelphia can adopt smart city solutions to better serve residents and businesses The city of Philadelphia has released the SmartCityPHL roadmap, which outlines three key strategies aimed to spur innovation and collaboration in the community related to smart city projects. The city’s mayor has signed an executive…

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Philly begins major efforts to become a #SmartCity with focus on Digital Inclusion

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The “Readiness Workshop” was part of the Smart Cities grant and meant to serve as a jumpstart to help the city develop a roadmap to becoming a Smart City. The Office of Technology will also use a $200,000 grant from the Knight Foundation to create the actual roadmap. One thing that will set Philly apart from other cities’ roadmaps is…

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