Mayor Turner announces launch of city’s first Interactive Kiosk Experience

Mayor Turner announces the launch of the city’s first Interactive Kiosk Experience. (KPRC 2)

HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner joined community leaders Monday to announce the launch of the city’s first Interactive Kiosk Experience.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at 11 a.m.

Turner said they have placed 25 wayfinding kiosks around the city that will be useful for residents or visitors to explore small and large businesses, show different transportation routes and options, public messaging in real-time about emergency or weather events, surveys, games and more.

Each kiosk will be equipped with free Wi-Fi accessible to the public and will serve as a backbone of Houston’s smart city, the mayor said. The kiosks are provided through funds without using the taxpayers money.

“The City of Houston has so much to offer, and the IKE digital kiosks will be an exciting new amenity to help guide people in various directions to enjoy events, restaurants, and much more,” Mayor Turner said. “These kiosks are one of the many ways Houston is moving forward with creating more walkable spaces that make for a safer and more pleasant experience.”

Watch the full announcement below:

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