BIG IoT ignites an IoT Ecosystem of services and applications
Starting with 8 IoT platforms from the BIG IoT partner companies we will implement spervices and applications first for Barcelona, Piedmont, and Berlin/Wolfsburg. We will demonstrate interoperability in different Smart Cities.
… with the BIG IoT Ecosystem by implementing its standards-based BIG IoT API.
This enables an interoperable interaction of services and applications with existing IoT platforms.
… your services and applications through the BIG IoT Marketplace.
It enables their advertisement, discovery, monetization, and reuse by the ecosystem participants.
The BIG IoT Ecosystem
BIG IoT is not developing yet another IoT platform as so many other projects already do. Instead, we will establish interoperability by defining a unified Web API for IoT platforms: the BIG IoT API. This Web API is aligned with the standards currently developed by the W3C Web of Things group.
As shown in the figure, the BIG IoT API has a broad range of important functionalities to run IoT platforms and offer their resources. Once the API is implemented by a IoT platform or service, it can be registered at the BIG IoT Marketplace. We implement this marketplace to allow companies who provide IoT platforms and services to monetize their their resources.
The BIG IoT API and BIG IoT Marketplace are currently being rolled out and tested in 3 European pilot sites and applied in IoT scenarios for Smart Cities: Barcelona, Berlin/Wolfsburg, andthe region of Piedmont. Having these regional pilots allows us to demonstrate true interoperability by exchanging applications and services between pilots and on top of different platforms.
Currently, we are using 8 IoT platforms to start the BIG IoT Ecosystem. Through the open calls, we will soon grow the ecosystem further.
In Barcelona, we are using infrastructure based traffic detectors to measure speed, car count and related parameters. These detectors are provided by WorldSensing, who also provide parking spot sensors. Seat provides air quality sensing devices on connected cars.
Our IoT platforms provide access to over 100 inductive loop detectors, over 600 street parking sensors, several road-side magnetometers control-stations, and around 100 Bluetooth/Wi-Fi antennas in the city.
We are using those things to implement mobility services and applications, such as a smart parking app and green route planning.
Berlin / Wolfsburg Pilot
In Northern Germany we are testing our technology in the transregional corridor between the cities of Berlin and Wolfsburg. In Wolfsburg we incorporating a city-wide WLAN network, live tracking of public buses, as well as public e-charging and bike sharing stations. Further, we are doing real time crowd management by using existing security cameras and crowd-sourced detection of human crowds through mobile apps. In Berlin we integrate real time parking data, city-wide real time information on traffic volumes and traffic speed, as well as live access to public transport information. Also, Siemens’ novel, streetlight-mounted and radar-based smart parking detectors are integrated.
Using these integrated platforms, we are building applications such as multimodal route optimization for long distance commuters, and for real time data on traffic situation including e-charging station availabilities in Berlin, Wolfsburg and the corridor.
In the regional pilot of Piedmont, we look current traffic and environmental conditions. Accurate monitoring of road traffic based and automatic counting of vehicles through webcams, detection of presence/absence of vehicles on road parking spots, environmental pollution monitoring (including O3, NO2, CO, PM10) through low-cost air quality stations, and monitoring of bike sharing stations.
We are developing various services and applications in Piedmont, e.g., for bike navigation, live traffic monitoring, or route planning that takes into account the current air pollution.
These are only the IoT platforms, applications and services that we are currently building. With your help, we want to grow our ecosystem much further!
So go ahead and join us, since our 1st Open Call is going to…