Coral Gables, Florida Installs AI-Powered Smart City Poles

The City of Coral Gables, FL has installed the AI-powered Ekin Spotter to provide next-generation data analysis capabilities to improve city planning, traffic and enforcement, public safety, environmental protection, and Wi-Fi access.

The city’s new ‘Smart City Pole’ is the first of its kind to be implemented in the U.S. The Ekin Spotter provides live video and real-time analytics to the Community Intelligence Center (CIC) and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The Spotter has also been integrated to the City’s Urban Analytics artificial intelligence platform to provide sensor data and actionable information to citizens and city employees on the smart city hub platform

“We are proud to partner with the City of Coral Gables on our first U.S. smart city pilot program featuring the Ekin Spotter,” said Akif Ekin, founder and chairman of Ekin. “Our commitment to flexible design helped ensure that we met the city’s needs, including withstanding hurricane force winds and fitting within the aesthetics of the city center. Together, we are helping make Coral Gables a safer, more enjoyable place to live – with a focus on environmental impacts, traffic improvements, and public safety. Ekin’s flexible smart city solutions make it easier for officials to understand their cities and create impactful policies that promote safety and well-being for all residents.”

The system in the city’s pilot project includes public free Wi-Fi; CCTV; traffic and safety sensors, including  vehicles, pedestrian, multimodal, speed, red-light, public safety, and situational awareness;  environmental sensors, such as air quality, noise, weather;  computer vision; and AI IoT edge analytics and alerts. 

“We are proud to be a leading city in innovation and technology,” said Peter Iglesias, Coral Gables City Manager. “This smart pole with safety cameras, public Wi-Fi, traffic and environmental sensors will assist emergency management in creating a safer community for residents, business owners, and visitors. We are always looking for opportunities to be a leader in cutting-edge technologies.”