Unified Mobility and Building...
• Resource Management;
• Citizen Health & Pleasant Enhancement;
• Data Availability.
Smart interactive floorlight for...
A 1km pedestrian route around the pond in EckartVaartbroek district was upgraded into a social interaction and health route for diverse groups of neighborhood citizens and users.The interactive lighting embedded in the footway provides a smart route for walkers and runners. To transform this location and to bring this route to its full potential, it will not only be lit with smart streetlights, but also equipped with battery storage, and carry extra utilities such as WiFi and sensors.
Public bike sharing system in Tartu
Traffic reduction and decrease in the need of parking spaces
Fast implementation compared to other means of transportation
Reduction of carbon emissions and noise
Greener and cleaner urban environment
Autonomy from fossil fuels
Improving the mobility and health of the citizens
Increase in data availability
New business opportunities (e.g. safety gear)
Event: Tampere Smart City...
[...] discussed from various points of view, such as mobility, safety, sustainable development, digitalization, health tech and artificial intelligence. The event provides an opportunity to participate in international
Mobility management strategies for...
Following a bottom-up participative approach, a specific mobility management strategy is being developed, containing not only special information and communication strategies, but also physical improvements of the accessibility conditions to key public facilities such as schools, parks and playgrounds, health and senior activity centres.
At the moment, the project is working with 5 schools and 4 elderly social clubs in the living lab of Vallecas. The following activities are being implemented.
1. For elderly people:
A campaign to promote
Multimodal Mobility Stations
[...] and protecting the health of residents and visitors.
Electric Assist Cargo Bikes...
Health and safety e.g. rider considerations differ for different organisations. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needs to be made available for the riders – sharing helmets is not desirable.
Behaviour change process – changing from vehicles to bikes takes time. Individual demonstrations and regular changes would provide incentives to encourage more users.
Cargo bikes are not mass produced. Lead-in times can be long – electric assist cargo bikes are still manufactured
Easy, safe and comfortable cycling...
Enhanced knowledge in implementing winter maintenance for the city of Turku.
Increase in cycling and walking as a lifestyle- cycling done in winter is expected to increase by 30%, and year-round cycling by 15% by 2020, compared to 2016.
Decrease in traffic accidents.
Decrease in cyclist and pedestrian injuries (due to slips and falls, etc.).
Increased funding for maintaining cycling and walking infrastructure.
More efficient use of funding due to better knowledge and data.
These results will generally lead to improvements in public health, reduce
Development of an integrated e-bike...
By providing access to less expensive e-trikes, this measure makes public mobility more acceptable.Therefore, the measure is expected to increase citizens’ willingness to change their travel behavior from car to bike. The measure is also expected to generally increase the knowledge of public e-bike sharing schemes and the number of users.
The experience with this system will be used as a basis for creating a replicable and (up)scalable concept of an e-mobility solution for all (public e-trike-sharing), leading to reduced emissions, improved mobility and greater health benefits
Open Call for innovative...
[...] digital government, Renewable energies and energy efficiency, Digital divide, Commerce and tourism, Health and sport . Examples: Urban management-related software or hardware; Energy efficiency or renewable
Encouraging Cycling in Antwerp
The port area is currently not easily accessible by bike. Therefore, sustainable solutions for cycling commuters will be developed to overcome land and water barriers, improve cycling conditions and encourage commuters to travel to work via bike.
[...] . With MyApp, people could have an overview of data in their life, for example, personal data, health records, insurances and financial information. They are able to arrange things
Smart Home Video Communication
Especially in less densely populated areas or for less mobile people a video conference system can ease the access to lots of services, such as medical advice, education, government services or judiciary. All these services can be used without leaving the house when a smart home video communication system is successfully implemented. Possible advantages of a video conference system are: The use of video enables authentication of the participating parties, people with disabilities can more readily access public services, long waiting queues in public buildings are avoided, and more comprehensive care than via telephone can be provided. Once installed, this system may also be used for educational purposes, to communicate with family or to enable surveillance of one’s property.
Citizen Platform for Urban Air...
Air pollution is the single biggest environmental health threat of our time. 7 million people die every year due to air pollution (WHO); the productivity of white-collar workers decreases by up to 50% in offices with bad air quality (Harvard). Air pollution causes 5 trillion USD in damages per year world-wide. However, in regard to air pollution stakeholders currently face numerous issues:
Traditional air quality monitoring equipment is too large, expensive and costly to maintain to be practical for most uses;
Complex and incomprehensible data: only experts can interpret it
Sensor-based emission control...
Understand the contribution from Hamburg's port area as a source of air pollution. Together with AIS and weather information it should be possible to identify individual vessels as pollutants sources.
Improving air quality with CityTree
As part of a pilot project to improve air quality in Ludwigsburg, filtration expert MANN+HUMMEL has donated a CityTree to the city. With the CityTree, MANN+HUMMEL would like to test sensors for fine dust or other harmful gases in order to use them in future digital products.
Urban Emergency Service
The city infrastructure must be able to respond to various challenges including catastrophic events, natural disasters, terrors attacks and further cases of emergencies. For that purpose, an integrated emergency handling system is required that can close the gap between emergency centres and the citizens. On the one hand, this system should be able to acquire information from and around citizens based, for instance, on social networks or various sensors distributed in the vicinity in question. On the other hand, the system can provide means for pushing notifications and relevant information to citizens that are potentially in danger.
Implementing storage and counters...
Klaipeda wants to promote cycling as a safe and affordable mean of transportation for its citizens. Therefore bike storage systems have been made available in different areas of the city, protecting the bikes from thieves and weather conditions.
Horizon Prize for Social...
[...] solutions for older citizens enables them to continue to fully participate in cultural, educational and health activities and services, and to remain active participants of the economy. Developing new mobility
Greening 50 Houses in Vienna
The project "greening 50 houses" has developed a cost-effective, easily implementable all-in-one solution for greening the road-side facade of existing real estate. The greening prevents urban heat islands and improves the microclimate.
Last Mile Delivery
Due to the growing share of on-line shopping nowadays, an additional sales channel for companies came up. Internet sales has become an essential part of the retailing business in the past years. Consequently, the volume of traffic caused by delivery services has increased rapidly with the success of e-commerce. Likewise, the delivery market slowly transforms from a mainly B2B market to a B2C one (e.g. Drone delivery). The final track of the supply chain – home delivery to a customer – is called “Last Mile”. The “Last-Mile” of a delivery poses significant logisticalcal challenges, especially regarding the increasing customer expectations, such as "same day delivery" or "exact time delivery" which leads to the decreasing time available for planning. Furthermore, the “Last mile” has a huge effect in traffic of commercial vehicles in cities. The Last Mile Delivery (LMD) accounts for a major part of the costs involved in a delivery. A research of Capgemini Research Institute showed that the costs of LMD account 41 % of the overall supply chain costs ( Jacobs, Warner et al., p. 20 ). Figure 1 - Distribution of overall supply chain costs ( Jacobs, Warner et al., p. 20 ) In the reality of LMD, challenges like a small or single order compared to deliveries to stores, many constantly changing geographically dispersed locations (compare deliveries to stores) etc. must be faced. The goal is to improve the efficiency of LMD, to minimize costs incurred, improve safety to minimize the impact on traffic as well as minimize the environmental impact. To improve the quality of life in the affected areas, the LMD should become environmentally friendly and emission-free (noise and emissions), the volume of traffic should be reduced to prevent illegal parking, collisions and stressful congestions. Congestion, air quality, collisions and illegal parking are all ills affecting the quality of life of citizens. The accessibility of inner-city locations is becoming more and more limited for cars and trucks in contrast delivery services are growing especially in these dense inner-city areas. There are several solutions to solve these problems that reduce pollutant emissions, lower the impact on traffic, improve safety and make LMD more efficient.