Microsoft partners Mott MacDonald for smart city infrastructure

Microsoft is partnering with engineering consultancy Mott MacDonald to develop technologies to improve infrastructure and public services in cities around the world.

The collaborative project will make use of Microsoft Azure’s live data and analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and cloud capabilities to assist the UK-based consultancy firm in maintaining and improving urban infrastructure.

The smart city technology will also gather data to keep the public informed of environmental issues, such as sea water quality or seeing risks to power networks before problems occur.

Oliver Hawes, Mott MacDonald’s head of smart infrastructure, said: “It is vital that smart infrastructure delivers social, economic and environmental benefits for society, as well as investment return for businesses.

“Microsoft and Mott MacDonald believe that smart solutions have a positive impact on cities and asset owners, and improve design, delivery and performance of infrastructure – cities, government, asset owners, investors and society can all benefit hugely.”

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