This tiny nation has become a “living lab” for urban innovation

On: 19. Oktober 2017
In: Automotive
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When you think of innovation hubs around the world, Andorra, a tiny country tucked between Spain and France, may not come to mind. But, for several years, the 180-square-mile nation of 77,000 people has served as a “living lab” for researchers from MIT Media Lab’s City Science Initiative to prototype, deploy, and test urban innovation. The researchers have, for example, developed CityScope Andorra, a 3-D augmented-reality platform that visualizes complex urban data on a small-scale model of the country in real-time. The platform simulates the impact of multiple urban interventions — from urban planning proposals to shared autonomous vehicles — and facilitates civic engagement and decision making.



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