Testing AI
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News, Power, Move
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The transport sector contributes about a third of global CO2 emissions, with road freight and distribution accounting for half of that. While electric vehicles (EVs) offer a promising solution, challenges like high costs, limited range, and insufficient charging infrastructure persist. For heavy-duty vehicles, these issues are even more critical. One promising solution is vehicle-integrated photovoltaics (VIPV), which can reduce emissions and operational costs by providing part of the energy needed for movement and other systems.
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LDT electromobility in city small
The deployment of electromobility in urban areas is crucial for sustainable development. Local Digital Twins (LDTs) are emerging as the most suitable tools to facilitate informed decision-making for city planners. Find out how from a recent pilot in the city of Differdange in south Luxembourg.
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AI has already proven its potential to enhance the overall performance of entire industries. But the growing demand for AI-powered solutions is also adding pressure on a global energy system that is already struggling to cope with alternative sources of demand. Can AI also be its own saviour? This is what a Danish company will test as part of their collaboration with CitCom.ai.

Events

18. September – 19. September, 2024
FGS24 savethedate
Mark your calendars and meet CitCom.ai at the 10th Anniversary FIWARE Global Summit in Naples, Italy, on September 18-19, 2024!
05. November – 07. November, 2024
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Meet CitCom.ai at Smart City Expo 2024: The New Urban Areas

Services

Services at Citcom.ai testing and experimentation facilities are organized into 7 distinct categories.

Service Categories
Physical Facility Services
Selected TEF nodes offer physical services, enabling AI innovators to test solutions in city zones, reducing deployment time. Citizen engagement and regulatory sandbox preparation enhance legal compliance and scenario creation.
Virtual Facility Services
Services providing easy and remote access to computing resources. As well as large datasets allowing real-time analysis and historical data exploration, enhancing decision-making.
Algorithm Creation & Validation
Services involving data collection, preprocessing, machine learning frameworks, model training, evaluation, hyperparameter tuning, deployment, scalability, and continuous improvement.
Compliance & ethics assistance
Services ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, and ethical standards. Compliance assistance includes audits, program development, and training to mitigate risks, while ethics assistance promotes integrity. Security measures prioritize data protection.
Impact assessment
These services assess the desirability and viability of AI innovations, examining their impact on the environment, stakeholders, and end-users.
Opportunity Assessment & Scoping
Services that help identify opportunities, define innovation scope, and align stakeholders, while also mitigating risks by evaluating financial viability, technical feasibility, and cities’ needs.
Ecosystem Engagement
Services focusing on bringing together stakeholders around AI innovation to exchange knowledge, collaborate on research & development projects & develop a vibrant R&D community.

Supernodes

North

The Nordic Supernode is focused on the theme “POWER”. The 9 Nodes are based in Finland, Sweden, and Denmark and work in areas that support smart cities and communities and focus on energy, environmental solutions, cyber security, ethics and edge learning.

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  • We Build Denmark/DOLL, City of Albertslund; Teddy Axelsen & Clara Røder      
  • GovTech Midtjylland/ Aarhus City Lab; Signe Marie Skovby Ahm
  • Technical University of Denmark; Rasmus Sune Reeh  
  • Danish Technological Institute; Frederik Poulsen
  • Center Denmark; Thomas Thue Sørensen
  • Gate21; Morten Koed Rasmussen
  • Business Tampere; Markku Niemi      
  • RISE, Kista, Stockholm, Borås; Alex Jonsson

Central

The Central Supernode revolves around the “Move” theme. The node focuses more specifically on challenges related to mobility and logistics in cities and communities in Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and France.

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  • imec, City of Mechelen; Thomas Kusmirczak & Julie Grauls      
  • Brussels; Karl-Filip Coenegrachts
  • Eindhoven; Niels Wiersma
    LNE (SYSX, UGE, UTAC); Rémi REGNIER
  • Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST); German Castignani

South

The Southern Supernode revolves around the CONNECT theme. The supernode focuses more specifically on the need to connect citizens, infrastructures, AI and robotics services securely in cities and communities. This theme and super node will focus on innovations that provide intelligence to local infrastructures and cross sectoral services in cities. The South Supernote counts partners from Italy, Spain, Poland and Germany.

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  • Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI); Luca Mottola
  • Municipality of Valencia (VAL); Ernesto Faubel
  • Warsaw University of Technology; Agnieszka Wendland