Sony Europe has announced its IMX500 image sensors with AI processing functionality are at the heart of three smart city trials to be conducted with Envision in the municipality of Rome, Italy, starting in June. These aim to reduce pollution linked to city transport and accidents at pedestrian crossings.

The main objective of the trial is to evaluate and deliver an intelligent parking system using IMX500 to reduce pollution and traffic jams for those who travel to find a parking space. For this, the test seeks to assess the effectiveness of such a system, drivers being alerted via a smartphone application before being directed to the free parking space closest to the driver’s destination.

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