Recently, the Pozuelo Smart City project won the Smart Cities 2015 Award granted by the Socinfo Foundation and the magazine “Sociedad de la Información". The city was awarded for the project that consists of four integrated systems: smart irrigation, street lighting, energy efficiency and smart parking. Nedap’s parking sensors play an important part in the latter system.
The mayor of Pozuelo, Paloma Adrados, and the Information and Communication Technology councilor, Pablo Rivas, received the Smart Cities 2015 Award as a recognition for the project developed in Pozuelo de Alarcón. “This project is an initiative that has become a reality, and has expectations that, we are convinced, will be consolidate.” says Paloma Adrados. Pablo Rivas confirmed the plan to activate a second phase of the project: “It will allow to consolidate a more effective, more efficient and more comfortable administration for the citizens; and ultimately, a better administration." The Smart City project is already achieving greater efficiency on energy savings and a more sustainable mobility.
On-street parking solution
The intelligent parking system in Pozuelo de Alarcón is based on Nedap’s SENSIT: wireless parking sensors that detect in real-time whether or not a single parking bay is occupied and for how long it has been occupied. The real-time parking data is integrated with the Smart City platform of Wairbut, a CISCO certified partner. Users are guided towards available parking spaces as close as possible to their destination with the free Pozuelo Smart Park app. This free application is available for both Android and iOS. By integrating Nedap’s parking sensors with the Wairbut platform, the city in the region Madrid reduces CO2 emissions and search traffic by guiding motorists to free parking spaces smoothly.
Smart City Project
In addition to this intelligent parking system, other aspects like energy efficiency in municipal buildings, intelligent irrigation systems and light sensors complete the Pozuelo Smart City project. Acting as the brain of the city, Wairbut’s management platform CarriotsCityLife offers a centralized monitoring of four integrated Smart City projects including the intelligent parking solution.
Compatibility and integration
The Smart Cities 2015 Award was presented by the Socinfo Foundation, an independent publisher of magazines about Information Technology and Communication that inform the society about the latest innovations. The aim of the Socinfo Foundation awards is to disclose the information about projects to other cities (especially under the concept of Smart City), and to make the work of professionals more visible.