Australian artificial intelligence (AI) solutions provider SenSen Networks has secured a new contract to provide the City of Las Vegas in the US with smart transportation and traffic solutions.

The Australian firm secured the $1.5m contract through a competitive tender process.

SenSen will provide the US city with AI parking management technologies that will automate the enforcement of hundreds of traffic and parking bylaws.

The deliveries will include the introduction and management of two SenForce mobile parking enforcement units and 80 Gemineye mobile units.

Once deployed, the new technologies are expected to help in mitigating traffic congestion and parking difficulties in Las Vegas.

SenSen CEO Dr Subhash Challa said: “SenSen is extremely proud to be working with the City of Las Vegas. Las Vegas is a flagship US city and SenSen is excited to be providing its world-leading AI and video analytics expertise in improving the amenity of the city’s citizens by helping reduce traffic congestion and efficiently manage its parking.

“This is a major milestone for our business in the US. We expect operations will continue to grow as more and more forward-thinking cities seek Smart City intelligent transportation solutions.”

The five year contract is scheduled to be rolled out later this year.

The City of Las Vegas has more than 650,000 residents, while the overall metropolitan area has a population of more than two million.

As a major resort and entertainment city, it receives more than 42 million visitors every year.

Located in the US-state of Nevada, Las Vegas aims to become a smart city by 2025.