Inspired by an excursion to the Transport Management Centre, students from the team BLUE FUTUROLOGY found out first-hand the challenges that affect Sydney roads.
Multiple systems are used by the government to solve traffic incidents, including a host of government agencies and A.I-driven software like S.C.A.T.S (Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System).
In an effort to find a new way to reduce the number of traffic incidents, BLUE FUTUROLOGY consulted with Huawei Chief Technology Officer, Dr. David Soldani who described a future where cities can be connected via IOT (Internet of Things).
As a result, the team invented T.M.O.S (Tree Management Online System, pronounced "Tee Moss") which uses a set of sensors and an internet connection to warn councils about obstructed traffic signs caused by growing trees or other hazards.
At the Sydney Regional Tournament, the team won the Innovative Solution Award and qualified for the National Tournament. The team also received the Innovation Award presented by the Hon. Victor Dominello, Minister of Customer Service and Member for Ryde.
Written on each personalised certificate is a quote by Abraham Lincoln: "The best way to predict the future is to create it."
Congratulations and thank you to all the students for thinking about ways which we can improve our cities!