The 1,200-acre former military base has been redeveloped into a mixed-use campus led by Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation and master developer of the historic shipyard.
Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) plans to deploy a new artificial intelligence (AI) platform in support of a pilot project to analyse traffic patterns and provide analytics within the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
The 1,200-acre former military base has been redeveloped into a thriving, mixed-use campus led by PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation and master developer of the historic shipyard.
Global AI technology company Rekor Systems leverages AI, machine learning, and holistic data to support the intelligent infrastructure that is essential for smart mobility. The company will deploy its own network of traffic sensors to obtain real-time data about vehicles to deliver actionable insights, and predictions that help to increase roadway safety.
The six-month pilot will capture anonymised data on vehicle counts, smog scores of passenger vehicles and trucks on the roadway, and electric vehicle use, among other information to help meet future goals at the Navy Yard.
“Real time and historical subsets of that data can then be shared securely with authorised people within multiple departments and agencies to support their individual missions – from public safety and transportation to emissions reductions”
“Rekor One is an ideal choice for this pilot project since it is purpose-built to deliver not just data, but core insights for all pillars of a truly smart city,” said Robert Berman, CEO, Rekor Systems.
“[The platform] allows sensors around the area to capture data from vehicle traffic. Appropriate real time and historical subsets of that data can then be shared securely with authorised people within multiple departments and agencies to support their individual missions – from public safety and transportation to emissions reductions and insurance compliance.”
Berman added: “We are excited to be working with a forward-minded organisation like PIDC to help achieve its goals for the benefit of the Navy Yard community.”
PIDC said it is also working with citizens, stakeholders, and planning experts to shape the future of the Navy Yard as part of its Connected Community initiative. This effort has a mission to support new development while making the area more connected and resilient.
The Rekor One pilot project will kick off in the first quarter of 2022.
PIDC is Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation. A non-profit founded in 1958 by the City of Philadelphia and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, PIDC’s mission is to spur investment, support business growth, and foster developments that create jobs, revitalise neighbourhoods, and drive growth to every corner of Philadelphia.
The Navy Yard is a redevelopment of a former military base in the country and is a growing community of 15,000 employees and 150 employers occupying eight million square feet across a mix of property types, including office, retail, industrial, R&D, and institutional.