Nokia Introduces Artificial Intelligent Urban Trial in Genk, Belgium

15. 12. 2021 Wednesday / By: Robert Denes / Industrial / Exact time: BST / Print this page

The trial uses an AI-based solution to record and measure excessive noise levels on Genk’s commercial streets, allowing authorities to quantify the concerns of residents and visitors.

Nokia Scene Analytics combines IoT data from connected cameras and microphones to report excessive vehicle noise to authorities Nokia has announced that it has installed Scene Analytics technology driven by artificial intelligence in Genk, Belgium, to quantify noise pollution on one of the city’s main streets.

The city authorities want to address the health and safety concerns of the public and visitors who experience excessive noise from the modified exhaust systems of cars, motorcycles and other vehicles on the Stalenstraat. Working with Nokia's technology partners, it integrates a solution that utilizes data from microphones and installed cameras and is used as an IoT sensor on the go.

If an approaching vehicle exceeds a predetermined threshold, microphones and cameras placed on the street will start recording. Nokia Scene Analytics makes the event data transmitted by sensors more intelligent with its decibel-based algorithm for voice analysis and automatic license plate recognition (ANPR). This information is sent to the authorities, who receive quantified comments and guidance to make informed decisions about “if” and “how” to deal with the problem.

Wim Dries, Mayor of Genk, said: “The city of Genk uses technology to improve the lives of its residents and visitors. The data collected by Nokia’s artificial intelligence-driven platform automatically analyzes noise and traffic patterns, allowing us to understand the concerns of residents and visitors with quantifiable results. This will help us develop plans to solve the problem of loud vehicles in the city and make it safer and more peaceful for everyone within the city limits.”

Suparno Banerjee, Nokia's vice president of government and cities, said: The Nokia Scene Analytics platform is paving the way for sustainable, cross-domain sensor data analysis. Integrated with third-party solutions and additional IoT sensors, it offers an open, flexible, and scalable solution for smart cities and interconnected industries that can be used to address a number of challenges.

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