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WilfredPinfold.jpg User Name Pinfold
Name Wilfred Pinfold
Company Urban.Systems
Company Position Founder and CEO
City, State Portland OR
Country United States
Sectors Transportation, Data
Membership Level Premium Member

LasVegasConventionCenterLoop.jpeg Boring Company Las Vegas Convention Center Loop
The LVCC Loop system — a three-station transportation system consisting of 1.7 miles of tunnel — was built in approximately one year (using the now-legacy Godot Tunnel Boring Machine). LVCC Loop's cost was approximately $47M (firm fixed pricing) for the two tunnels and three stations (two surface and one subsurface). Tunneling occurred during large conventions (>100,000 attendees pre-COVID) with zero road closures and zero attendee disturbances.
MeshNetworkAlthea.jpg Connecting Rural School Children for Distance Learning
As the SARS-COV-2 virus spreads, and communities work to minimize COVID-19 cases, schools are closing and we expect all school physical facilities will remain closed for some period of time during this emergency. This will affect more than 76 million students across the US.

Many closing schools are shifting to online learning, but this transition won’t be easy. Students need three things to engage in successful distance learning; a suitable computing device, access to high-speed internet, and digital literacy.

MaskMakers.jpg Dealing with Shortages of Critical Equipment
As the number of COVID-19 cases from the SARS-COV-2 pandemic continues to grow, communities are encouraging physical (or “social”) distancing to slow the rate of transmission. The goal of this guidance is to flatten the curve of new infection, avoiding a surge of demand on the health care system The effects of physical distancing may take several weeks to take effect. Hospitals are already reporting shortages of key equipment for critically ill patients, including ventilators and personal protective equipment for medical staff. Adequate production and distribution of both types of equipment are crucial to caring for patients during the pandemic.
PSU Decision Theater.jpg Decision Theatre PSU
Portland State University’s Decision Theater is designed for university researchers and regional stakeholders (i.e. government, private companies) to work on projects that “link data sets, visualization and decisions,” according to a university statement. The space is modeled after Arizona State University's Decision Theater, as well as a similar facility at the University of Chicago.
SantiagoEBus600.jpg Electric Bus Deployments in Santiago de Chile
An electric bus implementation program in Santiago, Chile, inspired by the buses in Bogotá, Colombia, began in 2014 through a partnership between the Chilean Ministry of Transport and two privately held companies, Enel X and BYD, an Italian electric company and a Chinese bus making manufacturer, respectively.
Go-Green.jpg Go-Green
GoGreen aims to help people understand the impact of small sustainable gestures on their communities through technology. It presents itself as a community rewards system where participating points providers can define actions that support their communities objectives and reward people for taking them. For the users they see a marketplace of options along with rewards based on secure blockchain based smart contracts for supportive behavior.
OMSI exterior.jpg OMSI Development
The OMSI Consortium is soliciting subject matter experts and qualified vendors to participate in a series of short virtual workshops during the months of October-December 2020, culminating in a Q1 2021 Request for Proposal (RFP) to build a showcase integrated district infrastructure solution to serve the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s 23-acre site with the potential to develop up to 3 million square feet of new, low-carbon, mixed-use construction in Portland’s Central City Plan District. Workshop details will be released to confirmed participants.
PublicWiFiList.jpg Open Wi-Fi Maps and Lists (by US state)
States are compiling lists of open Wi-Fi access points for residents who do not have home broadband access. While accessing these sites may be in violation of social distancing and shelter-in-place directives, some people may choose to use this option.

Open Wi-Fi SSIDs are potentially a security risk to users. Use of VPNs and secure website is highly recommended.

PortlandSmartTransport.png Portland Connected Intelligent Transportation
This project focuses on developing a sensor-connected “smart” corridor in Portland where transit data, traffic signalization, and air quality sensing are made available in a data portal with data visualization and analytics to improve transportation options, public health, economic development and civic engagement.
Synchronicity.jpg SynchroniCity
The opportunities presented by technology are endless. However, societies are still struggling to get long-lasting value out of it, contributing to local priorities. How do we ensure that technology respects our privacy, enables us to live in a more sustainable way and helps us lead a happier life? It has become clear that we need to rethink and improve our development of technology in order to create better living conditions for people. For this reason, we created SynchroniCity, opening up a global market, where cities and businesses develop IoT- and AI-enabled services through pilots to improve the lives of citizens and grow local economies.
TRIMETCOVID19.jpg Transit Response
Cities and states are acting to slow progress of the COVID-19 pandemic by shuttering all nonessential businesses, closing schools, and urging residents to hunker down at home. As a result, ridership has fallen off for many mass transit systems across the country — light rail, streetcar, buses and ferries — as officials work to keep service running.

But as the COVID-19 cases climb, transit workers become ill, service reductions become necessary. How should transit authorities respond to protect their employees while continuing to respond to the transit needs of vulnerable communities.

UrbanPlatform.jpg Urban Platform
An easy-to-use platform that allows you to manage your city, whether you are responsible for traffic and mobility, safety, infrastructure or high-level decision making.

Walking-biking.png Go-Green Webinar
GoGreen aims to help people understand the impact of small sustainable gestures on their communities through technology. It presents itself as a community rewards system where participating points providers can define actions that support their communities objectives and reward people for taking them. For the users they see a marketplace of options along with rewards based on secure blockchain based smart contracts for supportive behavior.

AutoChapter.jpg Autonomous Vehicles
In the last few years, there has been a major shift in the outlook for autonomous vehicles, not just in the headlines, but with investment and a serious

development effort from almost every player in the auto and industrial technology industries. It has become clear that a significant trend has now made its way into a full commitment from stakeholders. Predictions on the future size of the autonomous industry have ranged from the billions to the hundreds of billions of dollars. Contributing technologies such as sensors, navigation, location services and positioning software have all matured just enough to have autonomous vehicles reach road testing stage with success.

BusinessModelChapter.jpg Business Models
In October of 2016, Citigroup released a report INFRASTRUCTURE FOR GROWTH The dawn of a new multi-trillion dollar asset class estimating that the global market for infrastructure investments will reach $59 trillion within the next fifteen years. The report observed that transportation infrastructure would account for a large portion of this market. Cities that are able to establish themselves as viable “living laboratories” where new infrastructure and technologies can be deployed and tested will capture a larger portion of this economic pie.
ConnectedChapter.jpg Connected Vehicles
Connected urban speed electric AVs can operate without traffic signals. They can synchronize their behavior through vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications

at junctions and can operate at safe speeds that change by location and road conditions. Vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications can be used to activate street lights, get updated route information, open doors, and receive scheduling information.

ConstructionelectrificationChapter.jpg E-Worksite
Construction sites are the source of material waste, visible dust, noise, and vibration. Construction and demolition sites also produce less obvious pollutants which are of serious concern for human health, namely NO2 and particulate matter. Combined with increasing urbanization trends and a fast-growing global population, it goes without saying that construction is here to stay. This chapter explores technologies that electrify construction equipment.
Charging Infrastructure.jpg Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
Based on projections capping global warming at 2 C, the researchers at the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change found that the global electric vehicle (EV) fleet will likely grow to about 95-105 million EVs by 2030, and 585-823 million EVs by 2050. Capping global warming at 1.5 C, global EV stock reaches more than 200 million vehicles in 2030, and more than 1 billion in 2050, accounting for two-thirds of the global private light-duty vehicle (LDV) fleet. The research team also determined that EV uptake will likely grow but vary across regions over the 30-year study time frame, with China, the United States, and Europe remaining the largest markets. Finally, the researchers found that while EVs play a role in reducing oil use, a more substantial reduction in oil consumption comes from economy-wide carbon pricing.
TransportationChapter.jpg Freight
Freight has many vehicle options including drones for dropping off packages and driverless delivery vehicles. These driverless delivery vehicles could

ferry groceries and other packages to your front door on demand for a low cost per trip. Building out mixed, hub-and-spoke delivery systems, optimizing freight routes, and scheduling deliveries to minimize congestion can significantly reduce costs and improve quality of life.

Glossary.jpg Glossary
MobileDevice.jpg Mobile Device and Communications Networks
Mobile Communication Networks (MCN) are a type of telecommunications networks with a collection of terminals, entities, and nodes connected to each other through links that enable telecommunication between the users of the terminals.
MobilityHub.jpg Mobility Hubs
Any transit stop can be turned into a Mobility hub where the first and last mile vehicles are serviced, charged and stored when not in service. At these

hubs passenger experience can be improved with digital information signs that respond to real-time conditions, improved lighting, improved pedestrian safety, bike racks, improved safety including CCTV cameras, and much more.

NewMobilityQA.jpg New Mobility Questions and Answers
Answers to these questions are based on best current understanding. However, much is unknown and we expect answers to change as we progress towards

operational systems. We recommend the City of Portland establish an Advisory Working Group to review the Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Policy, the current Interim Administrative Rule and be ready to guide future questions and opportunities as they arrive.

OpenSource.jpg Open Source
Two barriers currently exist to effective and powerful smart city solutions. First, many current smart city ICT deployments are based on custom systems that are not interoperable, portable across cities, extensible, or cost-effective. Second, a number of architectural design efforts are currently underway (e.g. ISO/IEC JTC1, IEC, IEEE, ITU and consortia) but have not yet converged, creating uncertainty among stakeholders. To reduce these barriers, NIST and its partners convened an international public working group to compare and distill from these architectural efforts and city stakeholders a consensus framework of common architectural features to enable smart city solutions that meet the needs of modern communities.
ResilientHubChapter.jpg Resilience Hubs
This chapter demonstrates how integrated smart systems that draw on a number of technologies, processes, and data can enable a community structures to function more efficiently for their main purpose as well as be prepared to serve as a “community resiliency hub” and/or “emergency shelter” as needed. Selecting a school as a community resilience hub leverages its existing function for families already charged with protecting children, employing vetted professionals, and communicating with parents, public safety agencies, and city government as well as embuing the school with some additional important functions and responsibilities to an extended community population. (The pilot for this project--using the Buckman School in Portland, Oregon--received a National Science Foundation Planning Grant in 2022.)
CarsInside.jpg Right-of-way Management
Urban Speed electric vehicles can interact with the current built environment in new ways. For example, rather than consider curb pick-up and drop-off

these vehicles can come into building spaces without polluting the environment. Picking up directly from transit stops and dropping off in schools, hospitals, universities and offices protects passengers from the elements in ways that have not been possible before. Covered transfer facilitates better protection for patients and people with disabilities.

SelfDrivePol.jpg Self Driving Policies and Procedures
Since 2012, 41 states and the District of Columbia have considered legislation relating to AVs. 21 states and the District of Columbia have passed AV

legislation. Additionally, the governors of Arizona, Massachusetts, Washington, and Wisconsin have signed executive orders relating to AVs.

SensorChapter.jpg Sensor Technology
We define a smart city as one that has purpose (sustainability, equity, traffic safety) to its planning and measures results of its actions towards

achieving that purpose. For this reason we consider three elements fundamental to a smart city: (1) A planning process based on a deep understanding of the needs of the community, (2) A set of metrics to measure progress, and (3) A data platform to enable data collection and measurement against metrics. A smart city is therefore a dynamic city that makes living in a dense urban environment more civil and more rewarding.

SharedChapter.jpg Shared Mobility
We can and do share a wide range of vehicles. Most of these rideshare options use conventional high speed gasoline vehicles. The use of traditional

gasoline vehicles is driven by the expectation that the rides will use highways. For a last mile solution this capability is not necessary.

Transportation1Chapter.jpg Transportation Blueprint
A SuperCluster is a multi-city, multi-stakeholder collaboration organized around common project objectives and shared solutions. Committed cities/communities and partners jointly tackle shared issues, develop and deploy shared solutions to create economies of scale.