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Urban-X launches third cohort of companies reimagining cities

9 startups will take up residence at A/D/O in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Aerial shot from outer space of a city.
Swiftera provides real-time, high-resolution urban imagery to help customers analyze the past, present, and future of cities.
Photos courtesy of Urban-X

Now in its third cycle, Urban-X, the venture accelerator headquartered at A/D/O in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, has announced nine startups that will be taking up residence there for five months.

Urban-X, which was founded by Mini, the automotive company, supports companies that offer solutions to “reimagine city life” through technology and design. These solutions range from road quality assessment to automating city logistics to turning buildings into power plants. Below, a closer look at the third cohort.

RoadBotics monitors road conditions through AI technology, identifying problems like cracks, potholes, signage, vegetation, and debris, allowing for more streamlined infrastructure maintenance and management.

RoadBotics technology in action.

Blueprint Power’s mission is to turn buildings into “intelligent power nodes” that can harness surplus energy in a “new transactive marketplace.”

Swiftera provides real-time, high-resolution urban imagery to help customers analyze the past, present, and future of cities.

Versatile Natures provides on-site data to transform construction sites into data-aware, productive, and safe manufacturing floors.

Qucit applies artificial intelligence to optimize the operation of cities, from addressing bike shares to emergency response systems.

Upshift makes getting out of the city a breeze: by connecting people with a hybrid vehicle via text message.

Lunewave develops high-performance radar sensors for autonomous vehicles.

The Lunewave sensor.

Hosta Labs creates 3D models from photos for more seamless design and renovation processes.

Good Goods is a collaborative retail model for shared urban spaces, a space-as-a-service platform for brands.