Deutsche Telekom pilots Smart City project in Pisa

Operator group Deutsche Telekom has announced a Smart City pilot project in the Italian city of Pisa. The project sees the operator integrating a number of parking spaces in Piazza Carrara, in the city centre, within a sensor-based parking management system.

The operator said will also analyse traffic data to optimise the flow of traffic. It will showcase the technology and other M2M solutions for Smart Cities, such as remote controlled streetlights and technology for connected stadiums, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week.

“Turnkey and future-proof Smart City solutions are an important pillar of our growth strategy in the area of M2M. They help cities build sustainable structures to reduce CO2 emissions and offer citizens a better quality of life,” said Thomas Kiessling, chief product and innovation officer at Deutsche Telekom.

Pisa’s Mayor Marco Filippeschi added that the project will “ensure a better flow of traffic, reduce CO2 emissions – in accordance with our SEAP (Sustainable energy action plan) and our policies on smart mobility – and make it much more convenient to look for a parking space.”

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At MWC, the operator also plans to showcase a street lighting solution which it claims can reduce electricity costs by up to 70 per cent and maintenance costs by up to ten per cent.

It will also introduce the Smart Stadium, a “connected and integrated concept for large events”. Using the solution, stadium owners can evaluate data from all parts of the stadium in order to make informed decisions relating to waiting times at sales booths, security and maintenance for the stadium’s lighting. Fans can also use an app that gives them further details about the game or event being held at the stadium as well as traffic updates around the stadium.

In November last year, Jürgen Hase, vice president M2M competence center at Deutsche Telekom said the operator is looking to emulate Apple’s success in the smartphone app market with its M2M offering. He added that the firm is looking to develop a minimum of 50 solutions per year for the verticals that it targets.

One comment

  1. Avatar Carl 16/03/2014 @ 6:28 am

    Talking about Smart City is easy, is Juergen, DT, able to deliver on this?? Got some concerns…

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