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September 20, 2020 | Tom Ballard

CUIP recommendations to be presented to Chattanooga City Council

Students and staff from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) will present the results of two projects during a meeting tomorrow of the Chattanooga City Council.

The projects – a roadway accident prediction model and a pedestrian safety tool – were undertaken as part of the ongoing collaboration around smart city technologies that involves the Chattanooga Department of Transportation and UTC’s Center for Urban Informatics and Progress (CUIP).

“We reached out to CUIP in January to create two new smart city projects for our team,” said Kevin Comstock, Chattanooga Smart City Director. “We work with CUIP on a near-daily basis, and these projects show how the city and the university’s work go hand in hand in making Chattanooga a safer place.”

“Working with CDOT is always fruitful,” CUIP Director Mina Sartipi added. “Not only does our research contribute to the community in tangible, visible ways, but our students and staff are involved in our local government process. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

The two projects will need city council approval before their implementation, since both projects would be funded by the City of Chattanooga.

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