Smart Mobility, distances connected

Cascajo Sastre María    26 September, 2018

Thanks to the rapid advances in mobility, we have realized that the systems that facilitate the transport of people and that connect different points of the city are undoubtedly the backbone that sustains the order and proper functioning of the metropolis.

The most outstanding qualities of mobility in a city have always been fluidity and sustainability, however, in recent years it has become essential that this mobility also becomes completely connected. Internet of Things gives us the opportunity to improve mobility services for citizens, correctly manage the demand in transport networks and even generate economical value and protect the environment.

The most outstanding qualities of mobility in a city have always been fluidity and sustainability. In recent years it has become essential that this mobility also becomes completely connected. 

That is why we highlight some solutions that can turn any city into a Technology City in which all mobility resources are managed with sustainability and efficiency.

  • Big Data: The collection of the vast amounts of data that we create in our daily lives allow the most innovative information systems to explore the mobility habits of citizens, identify patterns of movements and establish associations of data that we had not observed before. Thanks to this comprehensive analysis it is possible to develop intelligent solutions that optimize the times and, why not, the emission of harmful gases into the atmosphere by the different methods of transportation. Thus, the bases of the new artificial intelligence are built, thanks to which we can propose operations and systems infinitely more efficient than those that have been developed.
  • Mobility As A Service (MaaS): The concept of mobility as a service has meant an important change in the means of transportation for people, both for large journeys and for intercity journeys. Nowadays the purchase of a car or motorcycle is no longer an essential need in the big city, and is thanks to the development of intelligent mobility systems that we can access the transportation we want through our mobile and in just two clicks, and even calculate the fastest route taking into account the combination of several transport methods. Companies and governments have strengthened ties to develop more efficient, more sustainable and more connected systems and transportation methods, so that all of them can be integrated to offer a solution that not only reduces time and avoids unnecessary traffic jams, but also helps to significantly reduce pollution in large cities. Telefónica has already developed a bus without driver, sensorized and connected through the mobile network that allows users a georeferenced tourist route and download unlimited multimedia content thanks to the 5G connection.
  • Smart signage and autonomous tourism: The signs for the orientation of pedestrians (locals or tourists) are vital to maintain the fluidity of the streets and enhance the walking experience, something important because in many occasions we miss beautiful corners and historical monuments because of not being able to orient ourselves when we are walking around the city. Thanks to IoT we can put an end to this problem and provide smart solutions that improve the movement of people on the streets and prevent tourists from getting lost in their tourist routes. This solution is called “wayfinding” and has already been implemented in large cities such as London, New York or Rio de Janeiro. It is a technique that uses sensory stimuli to help people understand their environment and move through it. The tools that implement this new orientation model will be intelligent screens accessible to everyone, with a universal design and a concept that places pedestrians at the center of urban life. In this way it is possible to incorporate technological elements that provide information in real time, making it possible to interact with tourists and residents as well as expand the information.

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