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Panasonic and TransitScreen connect for smart cities

Aim is to provide US city residents and visitors with real-time transit and transportation information

Panasonic and TransitScreen's partnership will kick off in Denver
Panasonic and TransitScreen's partnership will kick off in Denver

Panasonic Corporation of North America has joined forces with TransitScreen to bring advanced Internet of Things (IoT) applications to smart cities around the US.


The aim of the strategic alliance is to provide city residents and visitors with real-time transit and transportation information to enable more informed commuting and travel decisions.


Combining Panasonic’s CityNOW platform solutions with TransitScreen’s experience in simplifying complex data, software development, and personalised, human-centric design, the two companies seek to transform the infrastructure supporting urban transportation.


The partnership will leverage connectivity, big data and analytics technologies to reduce congestion and travel time, lower transportation related emissions and promote walkability.


The technology provides real-time, multi-screen displays detailing transit arrival times, local points of interest, and live events at transit agencies, smart bus shelters, airports, street kiosks, stadiums and arenas, municipal buildings, and university stadiums.


“At Panasonic, we’re committed to building a connected world that will improve quality of life for people across the globe,” said Tom Gebhardt, chairman and CEO, Panasonic Corporation.


“Partnering with TransitScreen allows Panasonic to augment its CityNOW solutions in transportation and mobility with rich transportation data, supporting all types of mobility customers. TransitScreen’s IoT technologies will create a smoother, more seamless experience for residents and visitors alike in key cities by providing people with the transit and local event information they need right when they need it.”


The partnership will kick off in Denver, Colorado, with integration in Panasonic’s CityNOW base at the Denver Peña Station Next, a connected community leveraging Panasonic’s smart and sustainable technologies to support residents, businesses and visitors.


The companies announced it will scale to other US cities in the future.


“Panasonic is one of the iconic brands of the digital era. Combining [its] nearly 100-year history with our team’s creativity and design capabilities will create remarkable opportunities for innovation,” said Matt Caywood, co-founder and CEO, TransitScreen.


“With Panasonic as our hardware, solutions, and integration partner, we will have the chance to bring our human-centric technologies to a national scale.”


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