The purpose of the Smart City Analytics and Insights project under Urban ICT Arena is to develop new innovative digital and mobile services based on the new open real-time city data available. The insight and understanding from analytics will provide the leads and triggers for the new use cases and services that will be possible to develop, and the value delivered from these new services to the user groups targeted.
This project will aim to develop examples of new digital services to address the current issues and challenges in the Slakthusomådet/Arenaområdet. These new digital services would be developed based on the new insights gained from innovative visualization and analysis of the real-time data on the flow of vehicles, parking, bicycles and pedestrians, their correlations with big events, weather and other parameters, and mapping these transport needs with existing public transport schedules and capacity.
The new services could be in the form of improved facts and insights to guide management decisions on safety, transport and city planning and public transport capacities, but also guidance to visitors. In addition, it could provide new attractive services to commercial enterprises.
The project so far:
The GrowSmarter project has set up a large number of strategically targeted vehicle traffic flow measurements and wifi-based sensors in the Slakthus, Globen and Globen Arena areas to measure how pedestrians, cyclists and car traffic are moving in the area.
The implementation of sensors in the Slakthusarea is soon finalised. Most of the sensors for vehicle traffic flow measurements are now installed and most of the wifi-based sensors are going to be installed within the next two weeks.
This data is taken in real time via the project suppliers’ systems, in this case Need Insight for wifi-based sensors (which measures the passing WiFi devices, usually people with smartphones) and Facility Labs for the vehicles (reading the vehicle license plate) to IBM’s Bluemix platform.
IBM, who is responsible for the open consolidated big data platform (solution 8) within in Growsmarter, will build up a multiuseable data platform where real-time data can be analysed, but also were the data can be turned into practical use cases reducing transport emissions and increasing the quality of life for citizens. The development work will be done in an agile process were users from different city organisations work together with IBM:s development team.
An example of an solution is that visitors to an event can read real-time information on a digital billboard about how long it takes to go to the different metro stations in the area, avoiding the worst congestion that can accure during large events.
As well as actively promote the Stockholm Public Transport, as the convenient way to travel when visiting large events. Primarly for those who come with cars including other measures that will lead to less environmental impacts on the area in the long term.
Carl-Mikael Dufberg, IBM Svenska AB