BIG IoT ignites an IoT Ecosystem of services and applications
Starting with 8 IoT platforms from the BIG IoT partner companies we will implement services 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 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 provides parking spot sensors. Seat provides air quality sensing devices on connected cars.
Our IoT platforms provide access to connected buses, connected cars, over 500 street parking sensors, several road-side magnetometers control-stations, and 37 Bluetooth/Wi-Fi antennas in the city.
Access to Open Data and Barcelona City platforms (such as SENTILO) will also be enabled through the BIG IoT API, giving access to noise detectors, bike sharing data and e-charging stations.
We are using those things to implement mobility services and applications, such as a traffic information center tool, a smart parking app and green route planning.
Berlin / Wolfsburg Pilot
In Northern Germany Pilot the BIG IoT technology is tested in the cities of Berlin and Wolfsburg and the transregional corridor connecting the two cities.
The Northern Germany pilot puts focus on key topics of future-oriented mobility targeting on an optimized usage of Public Transport, E-mobility, Smart Parking solutions and multimodal routing information for the cities and the corridor.
In Wolfsburg we are incorporating a city-wide WLAN network, live tracking of public buses, as well as public e-charging stations. Further, we are doing real time crowd management by using existing security cameras and crowd-sourced detection of human crowds through mobile apps.
Berlin city-wide real time information on traffic volumes and traffic speed, real time parking data, data on available charging stations and bike sharing data are integrated. Also, Siemens’ novel, streetlight-mounted and radar-based smart parking detectors are integrated. In addition, incident news for public and private transport and traffic news provided via on-street information panels are integrated.
Using these integrated platforms, applications such as Commuter App providing routing information for long distance commuters for the corridor, Smart Parking app for Berlin and Wolfsburg as well as applications for public transport operators to optimize their offers in Wolfsburg will be provided.
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…