IoT is contributing to the Future of Smart City Public Administration

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Exploring Libelium’s Services for Smart Cities Public Administration

Smart cities have gained momentum in recent years with the rapid advancement of technology and the increasing demand for sustainable urban living. These cities are designed to use advanced technologies and data analysis to enhance the quality of life for their citizens, improve sustainability, and drive economic growth.

The Smart City concept may seem futuristic, but it has already begun transforming many cities worldwide.

Libelium services are widely used in smart city projects by public administrations, with examples such as the Commercial Walks in Zaragoza or the Intersight Project in Cartagena.

In this article, we will explore Libelium’s services in four specific areas of smart cities for public administration:

  • Low-emission zones (LEZ)
  • Urban mobility services
  • Urban health services
  • Smart tourism services

How can IoT contribute to the Future of Smart City Public Administration?

1. Low-emission zones (LEZ)

Low-emission zones are areas in which the circulation of polluting vehicles is restricted. Libelium offers IoT solutions to monitor air quality in these zones. The data collected can be used to take pollution mitigation measures and improve air quality.

LEZ libelium - iot for public administration

Libelium offers various services to achieve this goal, such as IoT sensors that monitor air quality in real-time, smart applications and navigation systems that help reduce the emissions that come with using private vehicles by promoting public and shared transport, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) that help identify and control highly polluted areas, charging stations for electric vehicles and the optimisation of vehicle flow and reduction of emissions through traffic data.

Low-emission zones (LEZ) - iot for public administration

With Libelium’s Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) solution, cities can forecast the overall impact of the LEZ on air quality across the city, rather than just within the implementation zone, by employing pollution dispersion modelling. By examining the impact on air quality across the city, informed decisions can be made before investing resources into the LEZ’s implementation.

The SIA’s capacity to anticipate the effects of the LEZ guarantees that the implementation will be successful, preventing negative repercussions in other areas.

Additionally, the SIA solution addresses citizens’ apprehensions and resistance by providing a way to respond confidently to citizens’ inquiries and comprehend how the new system will operate.

How does the Libelium solution work?

Libelium's Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) solution - iot for public administration

  • Phase 1 involves gathering data such as mobility data, traffic cameras, air quality and noise devices, historical data, and external data sources to provide detailed information based on the municipality’s needs. We have over 16 years of experience developing IoT projects regardless of the project size.
  • In Phase 2, we create a traffic model and train dispersion models to arrive at the recommended deployment solution.
  • Phase 3 involves simulating scenarios of interest for the city using the tool we provide. At this stage, you can conduct simulations autonomously or seek guidance from our Artificial Intelligence experts.
  • Phase 4 includes proposing Low Emission Zones based on the tool’s findings. We conduct a comprehensive study to determine the most suitable measures and provide impact measurement reports. We validate different options and use simulation/validation tools for tactical urban planning strategies.
  • Finally, in Phase 5, we implement the proposed measures and validate the tool’s predictions to audit the real benefits and impact of the LEZ in your city.

2. Urban mobility services

Urban mobility services Libelium - iot for public administration

Libelium offers solutions to improve mobility in cities by tracking and controlling vehicles. Its sensors monitor traffic in real-time and analyse traffic patterns, which allows city administrators to make more informed decisions about traffic flow and adjust traffic light programming to reduce waiting times and congestion.

In addition, Libelium’s parking sensors can detect real-time parking space availability and guide drivers to them, reducing parking search time and improving mobility efficiency, as well as mobile applications that show real-time information about public transport schedules.

3. Urban health services

Urban health services - iot for public administration

Libelium also offers IoT solutions to improve health in cities. Its sensors can monitor public health indicators in real-time and predict allergen levels present in the air.

It can also help by integrating medical devices and wearables in healthcare systems and optimising the management and distribution of medical resources.

4. Smart tourism services

Libelium’s technology can also enhance the city tourist experience for public administration.

Occupancy sensors can also measure the number of visitors to a tourist spot and provide real-time information about space availability and waiting times, allowing destinations to personalise their experiences and enhancing tourist satisfaction.

Smrt Toursim Libelium - iot for public administration

Intelligent security and surveillance systems help detect and respond to risk situations faster. Creating digital management solutions, like customised mobile applications and online booking systems, makes the process much more efficient.

In summary, Libelium’s services offer a wide range of IoT solutions to improve the quality of life in cities. From monitoring air quality to tracking vehicles and enhancing the tourist experience, Libelium is helping cities’ public administration become more intelligent and sustainable.

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