The rapid growth of cities around the world poses a variety of challenges. One of these is the additional space needed to store cars. Improved parking technologies, such as robotic parking, can provide an answer. Such solutions are already being implemented.
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5G represents one of the hottest new developments in technology and will soon start to be implemented around the world, reaching download speeds of 4.5 GB per second and data transmission speeds of 1.4 GB per second. These speeds are highly anticipated by private users, but they also bring major benefits for smart cities, including the field of traffic safety.
Automatic Traffic Signal Performance Measures (ATSPMs) are a solution for optimizing traffic signal performance. Their use can help Smart Cities optimize traffic flow and improve congestion, a major problem of most urban areas. They can also facilitate the collection of data and decision-making, and enhance the time-consuming and expensive process of retiming signals.
Dockless electric scooter and bike sharing initiatives, becoming increasingly widespread in the US, are still facing an initial backlash due to various issues, but they have the potential to make city traffic safer, as well as more efficient.
CARTO, a platform to build powerful Location Intelligence apps, published a post summarising the opportunities that the Location Intelligence technologies and solutions offer to Smart Cities. From disaster relief and health services to traffic optimisation and more, Location Intelligence is making cities not just smarter, but stronger and faster. As distinctly spatial entities, cities uniquely benefit from a deeper understanding of ‘˜where’ .
As cities are going through a digital transformation, and become better connected, these processes generate, collect and handle a vast amount of data. This article takes a brief look at the way in which current initiatives collect and share data, as well as handle privacy concerns.
The H2020 project NEWBITS (New Business Models for ITS) supporting the initiatives and actions of the Directorate General MOVE, upon invitation of the Projects’ Officer Mr. Georgios Tzamalis, had the opportunity to present NEWBITS research results to eleven members of different departments of DG-MOVE at a lunchtime conference in Brussels on 30th of November 2018.