ITRI and Bucheon City, South Korea signed an MoU via video conferencing on August 10th for the collaboration on the New-Generation Pollution Traceability and Predictive Environmental IoT Technologies. As per the agreement, ITRI will provide environmental IoT testing equipment and analytic technology sharing to Bucheon City. The mutual collaboration is expected to lead relevant industries to seize new opportunities in the Korean market.
ITRI and Bucheon City signed an MoU on smart city collaboration in August.
Dr. Ren-Chain (Joseph) Wang, ITRI’s Vice President and General Director of Green Energy and Environment Research Laboratories, pointed out that the New-Generation Pollution Traceability and Predictive Environmental IoT Technologies have made unprecedented breakthroughs. First, they have a record-high deployment density—air quality sensors have been placed in 8,300 locations in Taiwan. Second, with high-resolution data transmission, big data analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI), the miniature air quality sensors are able to collect data for real-time abnormal gas emission warnings, abnormal hotspot tracking, and air quality changes prediction. This creates the world’s first platform for smart city environmental governance and traceability that greatly enhances the efficiency of smart environmental management.
The aim of the MoU signing is to establish an environmental IoT smart governance model incorporating ITRI’s air quality sensors for technology verification in Bucheon. The sensors can detect particles and gases such as PM 2.5, O3, NO2, CO and TVOC. Coupled with central and local government cooperation, AI technology will be used to provide precise hotspot analysis for environmental compliance audits and decision making. This will thereby reduce manual processing while improving the accuracy of law enforcement. ITRI is also looking forward to more academic and research exchanges with South Korea, and hopes to export the service model of this new industrial ecosystem to overseas markets in partnership with domestic vendors of related components and systems.
The New-Generation Pollution Traceability and Predictive Environmental IoT Technologies can provide hotspot analysis to determine air pollution patterns.
Jang Deog-Cheon, Mayor of Bucheon City, pointed out that in the face of rapid economic growth, densely populated cities, various pollution threats and environmental changes, Bucheon is actively moving towards smart city governance and making the city more livable through the cooperation with ITRI. He also expects that relevant big data applications can strengthen the competitiveness of local industries and cultural tourism.
ITRI made Taiwan the testing and verification field for the New-Generation Pollution Traceability and Predictive Environmental IoT Technologies and is cooperating with multiple businesses to drive industrial development and investment. The technologies have been introduced to countries such as Norway, India, and Thailand, and will keep expanding their reach.