Aveiro Steam City ranks high in lists of IoT deployments: Aveiro’s Living Lab, thanks to the development of an advanced fibre and radio access infrastructure along with an innovative Digital Urban Platform is indeed providing a city-scale digital open laboratory, that aims at attracting researchers, digital industries, entrepreneurs and other national/international stakeholders to Aveiro, to develop and test their products or services.
The access infrastructure is based on last generation fibre link technology, reconfigurable radio units and 5G network services, in 43 strategic places covering the urban area of Aveiro. Moreover, vehicular communication and sensors equipment are installed in buses and garbage collection vehicles, which currently record mobility and environmental data, making a complete live map of these parameters in the city, and providing all the data for traffic monitoring and safe driving systems. The Digital Urban Platform allows to gather, analyse and share information collected from multiple sources (e.g. machines/sensors, databases), providing analytic and predictive services for IoT applications and city verticals.
Three use cases run on top of this advanced access infrastructure and they focus on areas of crucial importance for the city: mobility, environment and energy.
The use case of mobility aims to understand citizens’ behaviours within the city, to provide new solutions towards an efficient traffic management, intelligent transportation systems and citizens’ safety.
The use case of environment will focus on the assessment of the impact of the transport planning on the city air quality, thus providing useful information towards new environmental-friendly solutions.
The energy use case will provide new solutions regarding the use of electrical vehicles (traditional gondolas called “moliceiros”) in the water canals.
The partners most deeply involved in the deployment of use cases are:
- the Municipality of Aveiro
- the Telecommunications Institute
- the University of Aveiro
- Altice Labs.
Results from Use Cases will be disclosed to potential stakeholders (e.g. entrepreneurs, SMEs, academia) in technical workshops and public events, to catalyse innovation and the development of new skills and jobs in the region.