One of the extracurricular activities projects of Kanazawa Institute of Technology, the Bus Stop Project (leader: Ryoma Yuno, 4th year, Faculty of Engineering) announced the "Wise Bus Stop Citizen Support System" at the "G Space x ICT Hokuriku Machizukuri Trial Contest Matching Event". We emphasized the effectiveness of citizen support using ICT and robot technology.

 This event aims to socially implement the excellent proposals proposed at the "G Space x ICT Hokuriku Town Development Trial Contest" co-sponsored by the Hokuriku General Communication Bureau of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and the Hokuriku Information and Communication Council in November 2015. About 11 groups from companies and cities, towns and villages in the three Hokuriku prefectures participated in the event.

 The "Wise Bus Stop Citizen Support System", which won the Grand Prix at the same competition, is a bus stop system with a display that utilizes G space (geodata) information and ICT.Considering the situation that the number of apartments is increasing and information cannot be transmitted to the citizens only by conventional methods such as circulation boards, "watching children", "disaster measures" and "disaster measures" are available at the comprehensively installed community bus stop in Nonoichi City. It is a proposal to have functions such as "advertising," "city publicity," and "timetable and transfer information."

 The child watching function authenticates the password and face and notifies the guardian of the child's location information.The password and the child's face image are registered on the web in advance, and when the child tells the password to the bus stop, the location information is notified to the guardian.
The disaster countermeasure function is that each bus stop displays the route to the evacuation center when a disaster occurs, and guides evacuation by voice in Japanese and English.In addition, it can identify the age and gender of people at the bus stop, and display personalized advertisements for local commercial facilities, city public relations, weather forecasts, railway operation information, and so on.

 At the event, participants commented that "interesting proposals are highly effective and feasible" and "I want you to continue working on them."

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