Microsoft launched its CityNext initiative several years back. They have partnered to work with number of cities in various countries around the world. The Microsoft CityNext initiative enables Microsoft to offer deeper and better service to cities by engaging their vast ecosystem of partners to enable cities to do both “more with less” and “New with Less.” By transforming their existing infrastructure and investments, connecting and streamlining operations across many city functions, and engaging citizens and businesses in solving their toughest challenges, Microsoft CityNext is accelerating innovation and opportunities for cities globally.
Microsoft yesterday announced that they are sponsoring Smart Cities NYC ’17, a first-of-its-kind event focused on the intersection of technology and urban life. Microsoft will also be taking part in the panel discussion on how smart cities are leveraging the cloud to better serve constituents. Microsoft highlighted the below examples:
- Azure-based TransitScreen empowers commuters with a convenient, real-time picture of all their nearest transportation options—and helps cities become more sustainable and healthier places to live, work and play.
- Through a partnership with DataKind, Microsoft is analyzing traffic collision data in New York, Seattle and other Vision Zero Cities, which aim to reduce traffic-related deaths and serious injuries to zero.
- Fathym’s Internet of Things-enabled WeatherCloud enhances driver safety during inclement weather.
- The Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform provides a set of services built on the Azure cloud to empower auto manufacturers to create custom connected driving experiences.
Read the full list here.