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Urban Artery

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OVERVIEW

A NYC based fully integrated emergency response and evacuation system organized around citizens in need

Project: Urban Artery
Type: Systems design, Research and Strategy
Team: Shin Young Park, Helen Chen, Felix Ho
Role: Strategist
- My major contributions are past and future framing, analyzing stakeholders, cost-benefit analysis and designing emergency guidelines.

 

DETAILS

Urban Artery is a NYC based fully integrated emergency response and evacuation system organized around citizens in need. It integrates its technologies into the existing transportation system and uses automatic sensing alert system to make the city more safe and resilient.

Urban Artery system develops and updates emergency mode of autonomous vehicles in collaboration with automobile companies. Vehicles automatically changes to emergency mode in emergency situations and thereby ensure safety of citizens. Moreover, the system deploys infrastructure of the city such as buildings and traffic lights to alert citizens and show evacuation path, making the whole city responsive.

Urban Artery reduces inefficiencies caused by miscommunication and delay between emergency response organizations by integrating the fragmented response system. It also reduces the burden of reporting by deploying an alert system that automatically senses and responds to emergencies. Moreover, emergency modes of automatic vehicles allows more agility and flexibility in dispatch response.

SOLUTION

  • Autonomous vehicles in emergency mode and a unified alert system will act as the modular elements that sense and respond to adverse situations and emergencies accordingly

  • Self-organizing and responsive city where the reporting process is comprehensive, reliable, and centered around the user

CHALLENGES

  • Inefficiencies caused by miscommunication and delay between organizations

  • Too much responsibility of reporting placed on user’s end

  • Lack of agility and flexibility in dispatch response

 
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DISPATCHING SYSTEM

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Emergency vehicles are dispatched from the hub in disaster situations. In case of fire, private vehicles in emergency mode will evacuate people far away from the fire. In case of flood, those vehicles will automatically guide people to the nearest evacuation hub.

RESPONSIVE INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE CITY

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STAKEHOLDER MAP