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Internet of Things and Services for Smart Cities

In the City of Santander sensors are used to collect measure in order to transmit congestion data

  • April 22, 2018 14:00
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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Digitalization of private and professional areas by the expansion of the Internet has made many things possible. For example, fast information processing and communication/collaboration via broadband. The parallel spread of smart devices as smartphones also led to the emergence of new opportunities for more cooperative public services. The IoT enables an almost infinitely extended addressing frame and thus enable billions of devices or products with sensors, computing power etc., to be connected via Internet.

For example, in the City of Santander, Spain, sensors are used to collect measure different parameters, such as the temperature, the noise level and the light conditions, from selected roads in addition to the number of vehicles. These sensors are installed both in the road lighting and in the road surface and can collect data on the current traffic flow. Sensors are also installed in buses in order to transmit congestion data. In the future, trains and smart city bikes will also be used for data collection.

Source: Technews

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