With over 7,000 visitors exploring and experiencing the event, QROWD were able to meet and discuss some of our tools and applications with interested individuals. The project explained to citizens of all ages and backgrounds the benefits of smart cities and transport, and emphasised how important the “human factor” is in future development.
Representatives from the Southampton team – Dr. Luis-Daniel Ibáñez and Dr. Eddy Maddalena – were on call to answer all questions, lead discussions, and to explain more about our work. This took the form of a poster presentation showcasing some of the project outputs, as well as a stall that demonstrated products in real-time.
Dr. Ibáñez commented, “These type of events allow us to explain the technologies we develop in Q
The Virtual City Explorer (VCE) was one such product that the team were able to showcase. The VCE uses crowdsourced data from citizens to build up knowledge about a city. Want a bike rack nearby? VCE can flag up the closest one to you. Want to know what the street looks like where you can park? VCE can show you tagged pictures.
The stall not only showed people the VCE and how it works, it actually let them explore cities for themselves: highlighting again just how important the human factor is to QROWD’s work. The team
Overall, a great day was had not only by the Southampton team but by all visitors as well. We were able to engage with and explain just some of QROWD’s variety of innovative products, as well as being able to discuss and