Sensors, interconnected data sources, and mobile data form the basis of the real-time city.
The Smart Public Spaces (SOM in Swedish) is part of Future by Lund, where we and other project members collaborate on solutions for the future city which are based on real-time information where people, organizations, infrastructure, and sensor systems work together to create a sustainable environment with a high quality of life. This also makes the city more open, contributes to more participation being created, and to democracy in a broader sense increasing.
The goal is to increase the transparency and participation of citizens and create better public environments with the help of innovative solutions. The idea is that connected sensors and devices can play an important role in the creation of new types of solutions while providing opportunities for increased enterprise.
Part of the project is to find benefits with the Internet of Things (IoT) for the municipality’s activities. The project will provide an open LoRaWAN network to be used be used as a test bed for local companies to develop and test new innovative IoT services.
The project initially focus on four innovation examples: Bicycle data, Critical infrastructure monitoring (see image above) , Efficient and safe urban cultivation and User controlled waste management.
Critical infrastructure monitoring
There is important equipment for the city’s communications and electricity networks in some electrical cabinets in Lund. The cabinets are important for society to function. In the project, we test monitoring of the cabinets with sensors and investigate what you can benefit from a sensor structure in the cabinets.
Today, IoT offers new opportunities to collect data on cyclists’ traffic behavior, and in the project, we will collect data partly in an app and partly through different flow measurements.
Urban cultivation and cultivation of plants in green environments are increasingly important for cities. Cultivation has many positive effects, and measurement of, for example, rain, solar radiation, wind, and soil temperature can optimize cultivation.
The waste management could also be user-controlled. There is also a need to find smarter container emptying solutions. It can be done with the help of sensors.
The project also aims to enable reuse, transparency, and information sharing between different actors and systems. This activity is central to creating an effective platform and implementing IoT solutions in the public sector more effectively.
Sensative part: Sensative contributes to the project with the use of Yggio, sensors and our IoT and wireless expertise. Yggio will be enhanced with new functionality, e.g. in the areas of integration of new protocols and standards, security for protecting critical infrastructure, to mention a few.
External funding: The project is part of the Strategic Innovation Program for the Internet of Things, IoT Sweden, which is funded by Vinnova.
Duration: September 1, 2017 – June 30, 2020
Being able to monitor the grid with sensors allows Kraftringen to locate a fault more quickly, thereby affecting fewer customers, while the fault can be fixed faster than ever before.