The Northern Germany pilot will be implemented in the corridor Berlin/Wolfsburg. It aims at providing valuable services that are applicable in and transferable to different local settings. Both cities have implemented strategies for integrated smart city infrastructures and provide an extensive market for further applications based on the interoperable approach of BIG-IoT.
Basis for implementing use cases in the two cities are various smart object resources. In Wolfsburg, a free WLAN network, live tracking of public buses, as well as public e-charging and bike sharing stations will be included. BOSCH SI’s ConnectedCity Platform will be providing these resources from WAG in a BIG IoT conform way. Further, this platform will be leveraged for real time crowd management, enabling both infrastructure-based (through security cameras) and crowd-sourced detection of human crowds (through mobile apps). In Berlin the focus will be put on the integration of real time parking data in urban mobility information services. VMZ provides access to the platform of the Traffic Information Center (TIC). For the pilot the platform will provide real time information on traffic volumes and traffic speed covering the overall street network, as well as a large-scale and live access to public transport information. Novel, streetlight-mounted and radar-based smart parking detectors (provided by SIEMENS) are currently being integrated in the TIC platform and will be used for the pilot. For the corridor a multimodal route optimization for long distance commuters (including e-mobility) is envisaged, integrating real time data on traffic situation and e-charging station availabilities in Berlin, Wolfsburg and the corridor. Through engaging the WAG and the VMZ, we ensure that the pilot addresses real-world requirements of urban traffic management and smart cites, and that the pilot results can contribute to operative urban information systems.
With respect to scale the pilot covers the cities of Berlin (approx. 900 km2) and Wolfsburg (approx. 205.000 km2) with more than 3.4 million residents in total and includes the 230 km corridor connecting the two cities. The smart objects to be used in the pilot in Berlin are integrated components of the TIC detection network such as 320 traffic detectors, up to 40 smart parking detectors and over 100 e-charging stations. The Wolfsburg use cases will make use of Wolfsburg WLAN network with 75 access points, connected buses of the public transport operator and 10 e-charging stations.