Monday, 15th of October of 2018
Big Data and the Internet of Things: keys to the success of a city
Anticipate traffic jams, prevent natural disasters, help in emergency situations or improve the city. Big Data and the Internet of Things are transforming the urban environment. They do it in terms of mobility, infrastructure, energy, health and education to give life to the so-called smart cities. The objective is to achieve sustainable development and, at the same time, increase the quality of life.
Monday, 10th of Septemberof 2018
MobiWay – Mobility beyond Individualism
Congested traffic is a reality of urban environments, due to road infrastructure problems that can no longer handle the large number of cars. Traffic incidents, working areas, weather conditions make trafficking a major concern for municipalities. Advanced traffic control technologies can lead to more efficient use of road infrastructure, which reduces traffic congestion, local pollutant emissions and energy consumption.
Monday, 20th of August of 2018
Cities, new technologies and privacy
Nowadays societies are experimenting a fast and forced adaptation to new technologies due to the extreme portability of new devices and the constant struggle of cities to keep their facilities, amenities and security forces up-to-date.
Tuesday, 7th of August 2018
Kafka-based platforms can now join the CitiSim ecosystem
As a result of the increasing interest in the CitiSim project and the first collaboration with a private company (out of the international consortium), a CitiSim to Kafka adapter has been developed, becoming an open door to other Big Data and Analytics solutions and a clear mechanism to add value and to increase the impact in the market.
Tuesday, 17th of July of 2018
IoT for tracking of people
The concept Internet of Things (IoT) references the digital interconnection of common objects with Internet. IoT provides great capacity to generate important amounts of data from the physical world, which once analysed by computer tools, can be used to improve decision making as well as the performance of daily activities, thus facilitating the lifestyle of people. There are IoT solutions for many areas, such as: industrial, domestics, transport sector, etc.
Monday, 2nd of June of 2018
Smart city H2020 ongoing projects: An overview
As a process of technological surveillance, the citisim comsortium regularly analyzes other approaches to smart city concept, in this entry blog we are going to provide an overview of the H2020 ongoing project. The H2020 research program has been funding research projects related with smart city since the concept inception, in this entry we will see some of the most relevant projects currently being carried out under this program.
Wednesday, 21st of February of 2017
A first approach to Augmented Reality in CitiSim
For CitiSim Spanish Pilot, an Augmented Reality application is being developed. This application is aimed to run on Microsoft HoloLens smartglasses and it’s being prepared to allow an easy port to any other future devices. Using it, specialists will have access and tools that allow them to practice emergency simulations in an efficient ways.