London-based AI company Vivacity Labs, has announced that it has been honoured with a Queen’s Award.
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is recognised as the highest official UK award for British businesses. The award is given to businesses and organisations who excel at innovation, international trade, sustainable development or promoting opportunity. Vivacity Labs was recognised with this year’s Innovation Award for its Artificial Intelligence technology which anonymously captures and classifies live transport usage, helping make cities smarter, safer and more sustainable.
Through this data, councils can monitor cyclist and pedestrian numbers and understand behaviour patterns such as social distancing, dangerous undertaking manoeuvres or cyclists using pavements, in order to improve safety.
Mark Nicholson, CEO and Co-Founder at Vivacity Labs, said: “It is an honour to receive the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise and we are extremely proud to be recognised for our work in making cities smarter, safer and more sustainable. As we emerge from the pandemic, cities need data to evolve and adapt their transport networks to the new normal. We are excited to support transport authorities in this transition with privacy-centric datasets and tools.
Vivacity Labs’ sensors have been deployed in over 40 towns and cities across the UK, including Manchester, Cambridge and Sunderland, and provide detailed and anonymous data 24/7.
Vivacity Labs will feature in the upcoming Cycling Industry.News podcast, where Nicholson discusses how the software is used, how its interest has grown over time in relevant cities and future plans for the company.