National and International funds aiming the development of smart technological urban and rural solutions are currently available
What are smart cities?
A smart city is a place where traditional networks and services are made more efficient with the use of digital solutions for the benefit of its inhabitants and business.
A smart city goes beyond the use of digital technologies for better resource use and less emissions. It means smarter urban transport networks, upgraded water supply and waste disposal facilities and more efficient ways to light and heat buildings. It also means a more interactive and responsive city administration, safer public spaces and meeting the needs of an ageing population.
Smart City Solutions:
- Urban Analytics: the practice of using new forms of data in combination with computational approaches to gain insight into urban processes. Increasing data availability allows us to ask new and often complex questions about cities, their economy, how they relate to the local and global environment, and much more
- Transport Modelling: uses mathematical relationships to represent the numerous complex decisions people make about travel so that future demand can be predicted, and to replicate observed travel patterns at various levels of geography. Mainly there are four stages model that is trip generation, trip distribution, modal split and trip assignment. The choice of routes in the development of transportation planning depends upon certain parameters like journey time, distance, cost, comfort, and safety.
- Smart Parking: implies an IoT-based system that sends data about free and occupied parking places via web/mobile application. The main idea was the creation of smart parking using the Internet of Things and ultrasonic sensors, where available parking places could be displayed in a web application.
Omnia’s scientists provide expertise and knowledge to solve analytical problems, but as well as in decision making and Smart City Project Management.