Abu Dhabi’s ITC strikes MoU with Japanese firm LocationMind

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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ITC signs MoU with Location Mind
Officials during the signing ceremony.

The Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) in Abu Dhabi has signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with LocationMind, a leading Japanese company in the field of research, big data analysis, learning data, and geographic information engineering.

The MoU aims to improve innovation in utilizing data and supporting traffic analysis tasks, in a manner that is consistent with the emirate’s futuristic vision. The deal was signed on the sidelines of the 10th session of the Abu Dhabi Japan Economic Council, held in the capital Abu Dhabi.

This collaboration also intends to leverage advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to analyze traffic flow and traffic congestion, predict accidents, and enhance the operation of traffic signals, among other uses.

The MoU comes as part of the continuous efforts to support innovation, research, and development in the fields of data analysis and artificial intelligence.

Further, the MoU between ITC and LocationMind highlights the importance of coordination and collaboration in various areas. These include the development of data utilization frameworks and the provision of comprehensive real-time data visualization and analysis in Abu Dhabi.

This partnership fortifies the emirate’s ability to deliver sustainable and efficient transport services and supports continuous development to enhance service quality while reinforcing technology and innovation, and enhancing vital sectors.

According to the statement, “The MoU has set out a plan to develop smart city applications, including dynamic public transport information and alerts pertaining to population density and movements during events and special occasions while utilizing the assets of the ITC to gather spatial data.”

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