The smart city: cell-powered traffic information
21 October 2016 • Author(s): Fältcom
Billions of devices are expected to be connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2020. Sensors receive and analyse data and communicate with the outside world to create smarter and more attractive environments, products and services. This transformation is described as bigger than before and after the advent of the Internet and smartphones.
Cities around the world have embraced the idea of ‘connectedness’. In New York the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) is introducing a programme to improve the dissemination of traffic information at NY bus stops with the help of cloud-based technology.
Solar cell-powered traffic information signs are equipped with a connectivity platform from Fältcom which receives real-time information via the Internet from a GPS-connected server on the buses, making it possible to inform riders how many stops away their bus is.
“We are proud that our technology is contributing to develop the dissemination of traffic information and facilitate travel in a metropolis like NYC,” says Fältcom CEO, Mikael Långström.
Fältcom develops smart systems for public transport. The company is the market leader in Scandinavia for mobile platforms on buses. They recently opened a sales office in Cambridge UK.