The following article excerpt comes from Kiosk Marketplace (source):

“Smart cities” are on the rise. Kiosks, buildings and vehicles are already sharing data to coordinate traffic management, reduce congestion, optimize energy use and provide access to real-time information for residents, businesses and other organizations. The promise of 5G connectivity — with its ability to boost data speeds and jumpstart cloud access — is expected to hasten the development of smart cities, giving millions of people a better urban living experience.

One of the most insightful discussions on this topic took place at Money20/20 in Las Vegas last week, as Dallas Mayor Michael Rawlings shared his insights on the need for cities to become more efficient, safer and attractive to business. Joining the mayor in his keynote presentation at the Sands Expo and Convention Center were Craig Vosberg, president of Mastercard North America, and Trudy Norris-Grey, managing director of Microsoft CityNext. Mastercard is working to improve access to financial services for residents, visitors and businesses, while Microsoft is working with cities to optimize infrastructure.

Parking kiosks take center stage

Serving as an almost intentional backdrop to this discussion was an array of exhibits across the street at the National Parking Association convention at Caesars Palace, where innovations in traffic management equipment were on full display. City planners, real estate developers and garage operators flocked to see the latest digital API-enabled parking equipment…


Jonah Lazowski presents a digital screen from A Lot Media that displays advertising in parking garages.

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