How to handle high pollution events in a Smart City @ Hypermotion in Frankfurt, November 2017
As a member of the project team I supported the German Smart City Association (Bundesverband Smart City e.V. / BVSC) in planning, preparing and accomplishing its participation in the the first Hypermotion fair in Frankfurt where I was also was acting as the BVSC’s ambassador.
In a joint exhibition area the The German Smart City Association showcased the (virtual) scenario of a critical load exceedance of air pollution in a metropolis with 9 participating companies and institutions, who were demonstrating their smart city activities:
SMIGHT / EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG
Loomans & Matz AG
IoT Connctd GmbH
Robert Bosch GmbH
In this scenario critical air pollution is detected, communicated, analysed and solved by an interoperable IoT-ecosystem where the mayor of a city is able to monitor the traffic and the level of pollution in realtime by a diverse range of data from sensors across technologies and vendors.
This was visualised by a modular City-Dashboard with a variety of widgets regarding energy, mobility, climate data and open citizen feedback, each one demonstrating a specific use case.
The unique ability of interactions between these different widgets makes it possible, e.g. to partially ban private transport from critical areas or to change the charging fee for public transport, parking etc.
Subsequently service providers are adapting to the situation by providing alternative transportation for the population until the pollution level falls beneath the critical level and everything’s going back to normal again.
Hypermotion is a new platform for digital transformation of transport, mobility and logistics which included an exhibition, several conferences and workshops and an agile hackathon as well as on-topic pitches and talks.
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