Pisa starts Smart City project

Pisa starts Smart City project

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By eeNews Europe

In a pilot project, Deutsche Telekom is integrating a number of parking spaces within a sensor-based parking management system in Piazza Carrara in the city center.
In big cities, drivers searching for a parking space cause an estimated 30 percent of the overall traffic. Now drivers will be guided to an available parking space via an app using data from sensors on the parking spaces that check whether they are vacant or occupied. The parking fee can also be conveniently paid using a smartphone, and a website visualizes the entire parking situation in real time for the city administration.
The cooperation also includes a big data service, which analyzes historical traffic data to optimize the flow of traffic, remote controlled streetlights and a holistic concept for connected stadiums.
Deutsche Telekom is also working on a Smart Stadium, a connected and integrated concept for large events. Information from all parts of the stadium is included, evaluated and used for data-driven decisions such as shortening waiting times for ticket sales or at concession stands during breaks. Fans can also use an app to get detailed information about the game or to find out about the current traffic situation around the stadium.
For event organizers, the Smart Stadium digitizes all aspects of stadium operations – from calculating waiting times at sales booths, through security and all the way to the maintenance for the stadium’s lighting. The precise and predictable use of resources can reduce energy consumption by 10 percent. During the event automated video analyses identify problems early on and allow quicker response times to incidents.
"Turnkey and future-proof Smart City solutions are an important pillar of our growth strategy in the area of M2M. They help cities build sustainable structures to reduce CO2 emissions and offer citizens a better quality of life,” says Thomas Kiessling, Chief Product & Innovation Officer at Deutsche Telekom. "We are pleased that we can work in partnership with such an innovative city as Pisa to bring to life one of the first Smart City projects in the area of parking and mobility management."
The system will be introduced in the historic center of Pisa – only a few hundred meters from the town’s landmark, the Leaning Tower. "We look forward to adding parking management to Pisa’s Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) in collaboration with Deutsche Telekom," says Pisa’s Mayor Marco Filippeschi. "It will ensure a better flow of traffic, reduce CO2 emissions – in accordance with our SEAP (Sustainable energy action plan) and our policies on smart mobility – and make it much more convenient to look for a parking space."
Street lighting can also be managed more efficiently with the help of Smart City solutions. Combined with solid-state lighting, the intelligent light management can reduce electricity costs by up to 70 percent and maintenance costs by up to 10 percent. The city always has an overview of all the lights and can identify and fix malfunctions immediately.

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