Brussels gets half a million for EU smart cities project
The European-wide smart cities project bIoTope will see digital connections providing information about the flow of people and traffic in the capital
One project concerns the neighbourhoods around schools and how motorists and schoolchildren behave in the areas, using information from wi-fi connections, smartphone traffic and road traffic flows. The information will supply data that will inform traffic control around schools.
Another bIoTope project concerns cyclists, making it possible, for instance, to allow them priority at traffic lights. A third project covers emergency vehicles such as ambulances and fire trucks. Data from a smart city system can help drivers choose a route to an emergency not hampered by vehicles such as buses or rubbish trucks.
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