Both Awards Were In The Mobility Category For Programs In The Downtown Innovation District
The city of Las Vegas received two awards at the 2018 Smart 50 Awards Gala last night, March 26, in Kansas City, Missouri. Both awards were in the mobility category for programs implemented in the downtown Las Vegas Innovation District – smarter streets with video analytics and the nation’s first self-driving shuttle pilot in public right-of-way.
The first award received recognized the smart cameras that have been installed at intersections in downtown to allow the city to collect data in real time; data is then used for public safety, development and transit purposes.
The second award was for the self-driving shuttle piloted in January 2017. It was the first driverless shuttle to be deployed in public right-of-way that was open to the public to ride; it operated on Fremont Street between Las Vegas Boulevard and Eighth Street. This pilot program allowed the city and its partners to study how the shuttle interacted in live traffic and survey riders which led to the current driverless shuttle pilot program.
The Smart 50 Awards annually recognize 50 global smart cities projects in categories such as governance, mobility, energy, citizen life and networks. For more information about the awards, visit https://spring.smartcitiesconnect.org/Smart50Awards/.