It is 2021 and despite the prophecies of the last century, we are not yet travelling in flying cars. However, today, with the development of digitalisation and new technologies, a new trend is emerging, Smart Cities. Emerging in an economic, environmental and social context, a smart city is an economically sustainable urban development plan that offers a high standard of living to its residents. Artificial Intelligence and Smart Mobility play a crucial role at all levels in building the development of Smart Cities.
Smart City, what is it?
Before getting into the crucial point of how Smart Mobility is a key indicator for cities, what exactly is a smart city? In a few words, it is a city that uses new technologies to optimise its organisation in order to improve the quality of life of its citizens, while integrating an environmental dimension. So, whether it is transport, building materials or the environment, new technologies can contribute to meeting today’s urban challenges.
For Rudolf Giffinger, Smart Cities can be identified and classified according to six main criteria or dimensions:
- Way of life
And now that you know the basics of a Smart City, we are going to tell you Smart Mobility.
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Smart Mobility: a must for a Smart City
Many cities are in transition to become Smart Cities and have therefore implemented solutions to improve urban mobility for citizens. Mobility issues have been a major challenge for many cities in recent years. Whether due to the high population density that many of them are beginning to accumulate, the difficulties of their orography, or for simple and more than justified reasons of resource optimisation. The connection of electronic devices to the Internet of Things (IoT) allows the creation of an smart infrastructure, developing a system of interconnected elements that function within an ecosystem.
Benefits of optimised Smart Mobility
The application of high-tech Smart Mobility seeks to have a positive impact on cities by generating smart solutions. The smart solution for urban mobility consists of smart systems for pedestrian control, bike lanes, specific weather conditions, charging stations, parking capacity control, traffic control and tourist saturation. Therefore, IoT infrastructures can provide dynamic solutions to reduce minimise and eliminate mobility problems with objectives that impact the environmental and quality of life aspects of citizens:
- Reduce noise pollution
- Improve and control traffic flow
- Control energy resources for mobility
- Providing information on parking spaces
- Calculation and forecasting of travel time, etc.
- Giving importance to the citizen in the field of mobility
- Management of traffic lights, signage and information boards.
The expected results are time and energy savings, reduction of harmful gases and particles, improved traffic organisation and traffic flow.
If we analyse it properly, the reduction of noise pollution has an impact on the quality of life of citizens, the environment and nature. The improvement in traffic flow, together with the control of parking and travel times, saves time for people, who can use it for their daily chores. For all these reasons, Smart Mobility solutions are key to the present and future of cities.
Manage the Smart Mobility of your city with Nexus Smart City
The integrated operations platform Nexus Integra has a Smart Mobility solution, with which you will be able to control urban mobility from a single platform, in real time and obtain predictive models that will allow you to optimise and manage assets efficiently:
- Smart pedestrian crossings
- Parking spaces
- Traffic control
- Bicycle lanes
- Vehicle charging station
- Capacity control
- Tourist saturation
In addition, Nexus Integra is a transversal solution that helps cities to manage different services, such as energy efficiency, waste management, the electricity grid, building management or public infrastructures. This is achieved thanks to the fact that it is an open platform that guarantees interoperability between vertical applications without additional licensing costs.
Discover the full potential of Nexus Integra in our use cases
Many innovations have been conceived and developed by Nexus Integra for a better and smarter mobility in cities. The projects launched can only predict a profound change in the cities of tomorrow, to integrate Smart Mobility as a key factor of a Smart City. If you are thinking of starting on the road to Smart City in your city, contact us, and our team of specialists will provide an optimal solution to your needs.