Connected Urban Transport automates the transport ecosystem of roads, vehicles, drivers and traffic management authorities. By uniting technology and markets, cities can solve traffic issues.
Every minute of the day, road equipment, vehicles and travelers generate a huge volume of traffic and transport-related data. Cities hold an ecosystem of residents, traffic, road infrastructure, vehicles, bikes, fleet owners, public transport, logistics providers and neighboring municipalities, just to name a few. This ecosystem is complex. There is a lot of fragmentation, both in terms of technology (a mix of legacy and modern systems) and markets (many niche players that have no relation to each other).
Connected Urban Transport overcomes this fragmentation by monitoring and optimizing available city assets. Cities can use existing infrastructure, such as street lighting poles and other road assets, to maintain transparency over the network of connectivity. With a central dashboard overview of all connected assets that unites insights with actions, cities can solve their biggest traffic issues.
Connected Urban Transport also helps to create new value for the larger ecosystem, when companies use this data for improved planning or building new services. Municipalities can monitor connected bikes, transit and other resources to optimize traffic or identify payment opportunities. By exchanging real-time data with other municipal departments, cities can create entirely new business models.
Connected Urban Transport is one of the solutions powered by Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator platform. It enables out-of-the-box ICT functions, such as identity management, data and device management, rule definition, application linking, billing and more.
Connected Urban Transport is a ready-made IoT solution that telecom service providers can offer to cities and governments today.
A dashboard gives a central overview of relevant assets (traffic lights, cameras, parking, etc.) in an urban area. Deviating situations are flagged when an asset is offline, or a measurement exceeds a threshold. In that case, a rule engine automatically evokes actions, for example, to create a work order in the city’s management system for field workers.
Designed around IoT Accelerator, Connected Urban Transport leverages the platform’s benefits. For example, users can onboard NB-IoT devices with zero-touch registration. Many NB-IoT applications are related to asset management in an urban setting, and share needs similar to traditional urban assets. Using NB-IoT, managers can easily monitor, and control devices mounted to streetlight poles and onboard connected bikes, as well as other networks used by citizens on a daily basis. Service providers can use their NB-IoT networks as a stepping stone to grow their market share beyond connectivity.
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