Munich is the capital and the most populated city in the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is also the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg, and the 12th largest city in the European Union, with a population of around 1.5 million. The Munich Metropolitan Region is home to 6 million people.
Munich recently started to implement a smart city framework strategy, introducing more smart city technologies in new developments. For Neuaubing-Westkreuz/Freiham, Munich's Smarter Together project area, the key number is ‘20’: In this pilot district, Smarter Together aims to cut CO2 emissions by more than 20% and raise the use of renewable energy to above 20% while at the same time increasing energy efficiency by more than 20%. Munich's goal is to be carbon-neutral in Neuaubing-Westkreuz/Freiham by 2050. While Freiham is a new housing development, many of the residential properties in Neuaubing and Westkreuz were built in the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s. This diverse district is therefore an ideal test ground for Munich’s smart city solutions and reflects current urban realities. Apart from Smarter Together, two other projects are currently tackling smart city issues in Munich: City2Share and Civitas Eccentric. Smarter Together Munich is working to: Promote e-mobility Install smart energy-efficient street lighting Refurbish houses to reduce energy consumption, aiming towards 100% renewable energy Circulate a SmartCity app that creates intelligent links between all services Install a smart urban data platform as the technological backbone of all smart city measures Under the aegis of the Smarter Together project, the City of Munich is cooperating with eleven business and academic partners. Between now and 2021, it will invest a total of around EUR 20 million in the 350-hectare district, of which EUR 6.85 million will come from the EU.
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Neighbourhood oriented concierge system
The Use Case is to develop a partnership with logistic service providers and set up a Concierge Service for the Domagkpark housing area in Munich.
Beacon-based indoor routing as a mobility service app
The simplification of the transitions between the individual means of transportation is a challenge for the multimodal mobility. In this measure the focus is on special transportation needs of deaf and blind persons.
Community information and participation portal
A central internet platform for all citizens, companies and institutions of the project area Domagkpark and Parkstadt Schwabing serves as a communication channel to provide information, service and tips on the subject of mobility in the district.
Development of an integrated e-bike sharing scheme
The reduction of the individual car use and the availability of multimodal mobility for everybody is a challenge for the future. The focus of this Use Case is on the development of a carrier e-bike for mobility-impaired people.
E-mobility stations for the Domagkpark district and centre-periphery integration
Mobility stations, as part of traffic and mobility planning, are a new concept. They enable cost-effective and flexible access to different modes of transport. Two mobility stations are therefore established in the project area.
Smart Data Platform & Data Gatekeeper
The City of Munich has built a Platform to collect and handle all generated smart city data accordingly. In a concept named "Data Gatekeeper" all elements that are important for a city are discussed- including data privacy aspect, data classification & anonymization, use case building and data model
Smart Data: Intelligent Lamp Posts in Munich
Intelligent lamp posts were installed to trial sensors for smart data collection in Munich. Additionally, the lamp posts can provide free wifi access (M-WLAN). The lamp posts are used as "urban labs" to test digital services and their benefits.
Munich SmartCity App
The Munich SmartCity app is an example of how to make an existing offer smarter – within the Smarter Together project the Munich app became the Munich SmartCity app by adding additional smart services as well as a more user-friendly design.
Shared District Boxes
Munich is testing two “Shared District Boxes” located in the proximity of mobility stations. These boxes make delivery, shopping and sharing services possible on a 24/7 basis. Each box features compartments at different temperatures (cooling, refrigerated or at a constant ambient temperature).
Multimodal Mobility Stations
'Mobility stations' make environment-friendly urban travel possible and offer sharing alternatives to buying one's own vehicle. Eight multi-modal mobility stations were built in the project area, two of which also include Shared District Boxes. Additionally, the stations offer free wifi.
The Luftlotse app for Munich’s Living Lab
The app includes corresponding local offers such as ride sharing companies, electric mobility services or a gateway to relevant public transport. In addition the app includes other mobility related information for the area and a function to display a heat map of exhaust pollution in the city lab.
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