A City can’t be truly smart if it doesn’t provide efficient, safe, and environmentally friendly mobility systems. Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, big data, and 5G are some of the most important technological developments that are shaping the future of the mobility industry.
Data is the new fuel for urban mobility: whether it is about smart traffic lights or road safety measures, smart public transportation or emission management, smart parking or traffic guidance systems, data can really speed up the mobility transition, improving sustainability and quality of City life.
The European Commission calculated that congestion costs nearly 100 billion EUR per year, that means around 1% of the EU’s GDP. Governments can make good use of mobility data to improve the traffic flows and urban planning, for instance by collecting and correlating data to investigate whether driving 130 or 100 kilometres on the highway decreases traffic jams, or to relieve congestion around train stations, or to improve accessibility and safety for pedestrians and elderly people.
A smart, interoperable urban network is the bedrock for any future proof mobility strategy, as it allows City managers to have a single infrastructure to connect and control any application, including smart street lights, parking management, EV charging stations, traffic videosurveillance, emergency support services, and more.
The importance of data and smart technologies for mobility will be one of the hot topics at Intertraffic Amsterdam, the leading trade event for mobility professionals taking place from April 21 to 24, 2020. About 900 exhibitors and close to 35,000 visitors from all around the world will be welcomed at RAI Amsterdam – and Paradox Engineering will be showcasing the very best of its Smart Parking and Open City solutions.