Privacy Notice

Welcome on BABLE

We put great importance to data protection and therefore use the data you provide to us with upmost care. You can handle the data you provide to us in your personal dashboard. You will find our complete regulations on data protection and clarification of your rights in our privacy notice. By using the website and its offers and navigating further, you accept the regulations of our privacy notice and terms and conditions.

Accept

About us

Tartu is the capital and largest city of Tartu County in South-Estonia. The population of Tartu is nearly 100,000 inhabitants. 30-40% of the population is in one way or another connected to universities located in the city: the University of Tartu, Estonian University of Life Sciences and others. That is why the city population is younger than the average in Estonia.

Smart City Status: Also known as the City of Good Thoughts, Tartu already has a good track record as a smart city. Tartu has developed its e-services and paperless administration practices for decades and has been one of the first in the world to implement many smart solutions – m-parking in 2000, public Wi-Fi throughout the city in 2000, local e-elections in 2005, city mobile applications in 2006, digital signature in 2007, a fully electric taxi service in 2012, and participative budgeting in 2013 etc. Tartu ranks 15th in the European Smart Cities benchmark for smart people and joined the Covenant of Mayors in 2014 with the aim of promoting energy efficient solutions, the use of renewable energy and environmentally aware citizens.

You can reach us:

Use Cases

Mobility

ICT

Smart public transit - NFC+QR stickers for Tartu Smart City

Mobi Lab installed smart stickers on every one of the 294 bus stops in Tartu. The stickers have pre-programmed NFC chips and QR codes to load real-time data of upcoming buses. The system uses GPS data from moving buses and helps daily commuters be aware of any delays in the schedule.

Mobility

ICT

Real-time bus schedule app for Tartu Smart City

Mobi Lab built a mobile phone application for Tartu Smart City for citizens to access real-time bus schedule information and find the closest bus stops.

Mobility

Public bike sharing system in Tartu

With the aim of encouraging the use of bicycles and make this a considerable alternative to cars, the city of Tartu has implemented a city wide bike sharing scheme as part of the SmartEnCity Project. The system consists of public city bikes, parking lots with safety locks and a management system.

Energy

Sustainable District Cooling Solution that uses residual heat

A highly energy efficient district cooling system was installed in the densely populated city center of Tartu using the river cooled chillers. The system was made more energy efficient by Fortum, using a heat pump that reuses the residual heat from cooling system for the district heating system.

Energy

Building

Smart Home Solution Pilot in Tartu

Through the SmartEnCity project, in addition to retrofitting package that will see Tartu’s pilot area buildings fully renovated, the apartments will be supplied with a smart home system that connects to the Cumulocity cloud platform and enables data exchange and monitoring.

Building

Energy

Retrofitting old Soviet Apartment buildings in Tartu

As part of the SmartEnCity project, the objective of the retrofitting is to drastically reduce the energy usage of the old Soviet era buildings, hrustsovkas by around 70%. Several energy saving measures have been undertaken to reach this goal.

Energy

Mobility

Reusing EV Batteries for Energy Storage

Solutions for re-purposing EVs' rather quickly deteriorating but valuable batteries. EV taxis of the private company OU Takso in Tartu will be partially recharged based on renewable energy that is produced on-site with PV panels and stored in used EV batteries improving the yield of the batteries.

Energy

Smart Street Lighting in Tartu

The City of Tartu replaced 320 existing sodium lights in the city centre area of Tartu with energy efficient LED lighting. The new lighting and the  traffic and environmental sensors together with the wireless control units developed by Cityntel OU form a smart street lighting network.

Energy

Mobility

CNG powered buses in the city of Tartu

With the aim of having 100% of public transportation buses in Tartu run on gas by 2019, the municipality has purchased 60 new biogas busses for the public transportation network.

Other

Building

Public Art Gallery on Retrofitted Apartments in Tartu

Tartu organized an international art competition to make its pilot area for turning Khrushchev-era buildings into modern energy efficient homes, creating an attractive and unique urban environment for its citizens to enjoy.

Mobility

Air

Car Free Avenue in Tartu

Tartu closed one of its main streets in the city centre for car traffic and opened it for its citizens for the whole of July 2020, in order to introduce the concept of urban biodiversity and build understanding of a human-friendly livable city.

Mobility

The City of Tartu Implements Data-Driven Public Transport

The aim of the project was to build a more usable public transport network based on real demand and to improve public transport efficiency.

Members

Want to see and get to know the members of this page?

Log in
Something went wrong on our side. Please try reloading the page and if the problem still persists, contact us via support@bable-smartcities.eu
Action successfully completed!