The companies have already started building tools that allow cities to harvest, analyse and visualise data to deliver smart cities solutions
Smart city technology consulting firm iSoftStone is integrating its solutions with DKS Associates transportation technology to create end-to-end intelligent transportation services.
The combined technology and service offerings will initially focus on helping government organisations benefit from data-driven, next generation transportation planning and engineering. Moving forward, the companies will leverage their combined global experience to develop innovative products and services that support customers in the smart cities space in North America.
Solutions will be offered for leading-edge civic technologies, transportation engineering, Internet of Things, wireless telecommunications and business intelligence. Together, the companies will demonstrate how advanced data, ITS technologies and smart city solutions can be used to reduce congestion and keep travellers safe. In addition, this data will help protect the environment, respond to climate change, connect undeserved communities, and support economic vitality.
“Our collaboration with DKS provides us with more than three decades of extensive transportation and technology subject matter expertise,” said iSoftStone North America’s director of smart cities, Greta Knappenberger. “Combined with iSoftStone’s position as an award-winning leader in global smart city solution development, our joint offerings will provide unmatched capabilities to our customers in the smart city space”.
According to the US Census Bureau, cities with a population of 50,000 or more account for more than 80 per cent of the United States population, yet less than 3.5 percent of overall landmass. Crowded urban centres are projected to continue their rapid growth, placing high demands on outdated and overburdened transportation infrastructures.
“This partnership will allow our firms to focus on what we do best: deliver more comprehensive solutions to our clients,” said DKS’s national director of smart cities and connected vehicles, Adrian Pearmine. “The ever-changing environment in transportation is continually growing richer in both mobility options and in data availability.
He added: “Our teams have already started building tools that allow our cities to harvest, analyee and visualise this data; to deliver smart cities solutions to our citizens. And this is just the beginning. iSoftStone’s international experience in systems integration of smart cities solutions open doors for complete service delivery that we are excited to leverage”.
DKS and iSoftStone also announced a new packaged solution offering to provide a more agile, data-driven approach to transportation planning and investment decisions. The packaged solution offering combines process consulting, engineering expertise, and new data-related technologies, pulling existing data, sensor feeds and external information into a consolidated analytics portal. These systems allow transportation planners to make impactful decisions based on real time information and analysis to meet the needs of growing cities.
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