Transportation is probably a central point where we can start thinking solutions about energy, safety and sustainability requests.
The expectation of the upcoming use of vehicles and autonomous driving cars without a driver is a very interesting challenge for the urban infrastructure of roads and traffic control systems.
The executive president of Ford, Jim Hackett, in his speech at CES in 2018 recognized the value of the development of smart cities. And he communicated his company’s decision to become a systems and mobility provider of the emerging smart cities.
He went on to stress that Ford makes available an open source infrastructure, where city planners, architects, technology companies and citizens can redefine the urban space around a concept called “the living street”.
In the same exhibition of technological innovation of this year 2018, innumerable types vehicles of autonomous conduction were exhibited, without driver, from the buses for public use as those of Olli to long-distance unmanned trucks like the TuSimple.
The Secretary of transport of the United States, Elaine Chao, described smart cities as the culmination of transforming technology. To which she added that support to integrate this new technology in urban infrastructure is a government priority, a challenge and a necessity.
While cities must continue to grow, the infrastructure of transport must also grow in the same way. This is what Connor, director of Smart Cities & Intelligent Transport Systems of Ericsson says. They must more efficiently connect people and goods within that community.
Connor stressed as on other occasions, the need for open cooperation between public and private associations.
One year ago, in Dallas, Texas, Ericsson proposed the installation of an advanced traffic management system. Based on one of his connected urban transport initiatives.
This project will allow Dallas and the adjacent cities to incorporate and analyze different technical data in real time with sensors installed in the transport network, which will significantly improve the quality of the service.
IMPORTANCE OF CONNECTIVITY
The diffuse use of innovative technologies in the field of mobile networks, information and communications, will provide measurable data with which to assess the social, environmental and economic impact of the city.
Well connected cities improve safety, energy efficiency and comfort. This entails improvements for example in the use of self-sufficient renewable energy, in solutions for the parking of cars, that is, automatic parking with intelligent infrastructures. As well as personalized GPS assistance.
Video technology, lighting sensors, movement or fire detectors, etc., together with modern building automation equipment, can incorporate into infrastructure an important improvement in the security of public and private facilities, such as hospitals or schools.
Toronto an innovation project
Coming soon in Toronto, a new urban innovation center is planned in the so-called Port Lands. It will be located southeast of the city including the Quayside district. More than 300 hectares that will become the new sustainable and smart city model.
Singapore Smart City 2018
Singapore awarded as Smart City 2018 at the Smart City Expo Word Congress held in Barcelona.
As every year, this organization has granted several awards in recognition of the most innovative smart urban transformation projects.
On this occasion, the “Smart Nation” project in Singapore has been chosen as the best project in creating intelligent and innovative urban solutions.
The award-winning project has developed a series of technological initiatives within the city of Singapore. As preventive control systems in security environments and management devices and real-time supervision of the routes of scholastic transport.