Collaborative Tech Lab In Centennial Helps City Leaders Solve Problems


ANOTHER AT 67 AND WADSWORTH. THE BIG ISSUE OF THE MORNING, WE HAVE DELAYS INTO DOWNTOWN ALONG I-25 SUPPAN. TAKE A LOOK AT THE CRASH ON THE APPROACH TO 20th STREET. SINGLE DIGIT SPEEDS. YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER GETTING OFF I 25 AND TAKING FEDERAL BOULEVARD TO CROSSTOWN INSTEAD. WE ARE COVERING COLORADO FIRST THIS MORNING . POOR INFRASTRUCTURE, BUILDING DUMP SITE, OVERCROWDING, HOW DO WE KNOCK OUT PROBLEMS LIKE THIS? A CENTENNIAL BASED TECH GIANT SEEMS TO HAVE THE SMART ANSWER. OUR JACQUELINE QUYNH IS JOINING US NOW FROM THE COLORADO OPEN LAB . IT IS GREAT TO SEE YOU. GOOD MORNING. Reporter: GOOD MORNING. THIS IS A SPACE WHERE CITY LEADERS CAN REALLY GET A HANDS ON APPROACH TO SOME OF THE ISSUES THEY ARE FACING. THEY CAN YOU SIMPLE THINGS LIKE PLATO, LEGOS AND EVEN ELECTRONICS ARE HARDWARE TO LOOK AT SOME OF THE PROBLEM SO THAT THESE ARE NOT JUST THINGS THEY ARE DISCUSSING ON PAPER OR IN EMAILS. THIS IS A SPACE WHERE THEY TYPICALLY COME WITH THE SMART ALLIANCE AND COME TO THE COLORADO OPEN LAB. THEY ARE BROUGHT THROUGH A PROCESS OF WORKING OUT A PROBLEM AND THEN THE ENGINEERS COME UP WITH SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE DESIGNS TO ADDRESS THESE ISSUES. THAT MEANS RE-CREATING THAT PROBLEM AND OFTEN WORKING WITH BASIC THINGS LIKE LEGOS ARE USING A 3-D PRINTER IN THIS PROCESS TO DESIGN SOMETHING THAT WORKS. WE TALKED ABOUT HOW THIS DESIGN PROCESS MAKES CITIES SMARTER. TRAFFIC, TRANSPORTATION AND CONGESTION ARE THINGS WE DEAL WITH EVERYDAY. WE CAN LOOK AT THIS DIFFERENTLY. MACHINE LEARNING, CONNECTING AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES TO ADDRESS TRANSPORTATION DIFFERENTLY BUT CITIES NEED HELP. THIS LAB WILL PROVIDE THE SPACE THEY CAN ENGAGE WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND DISCOVERED NEW SOLUTIONS TO THOSE CHALLENGES. Reporter: THEY HAVE A NUMBER OF COMPANIES THAT COME HERE.

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