What greets you when you step out your front door? A paved sidewalk? Any bike lanes? What about street lights? Those are the things that make you feel safe walking, jogging or going for a bike ride. Now, researchers at Arizona State University are using technology to pinpoint the "walkability" outside your door.
The new center is designed as part of a long-term collaboration between ASU and Amazon Web Services to improve digital experiences for smart city designers, expand technology alternatives while minimizing costs, spur economic and workforce development and facilitate sharing public-sector solutions within the region.
Gov. Doug Ducey and Intel Corp. announced they are launching an Institute for Automated Mobility that will bring government and private industry together. As part of the announcement, Ducey named Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan, ASU’s chief research and innovation officer, as the institute's senior science adviser.
ASU was awarded an NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program grant to launch a graduate research training program focused on citizen-centered smart cities.