Design, development and implementation of a Smart City platform to manage all mobility service comprehensively
Our project to develop and implement a complete mobility management solution in Granada is part of the Integrated Sustainable Urban Development Strategy, EDUSI, “From Tradition to Innovation” and is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, ERDF.
Combining a number of different state-of-the-art tools and applications, our project represents a global response that involves renovating equipment, facilities and software at the Integrated Mobility Management Centre, CGIM. This is combined with the integration of an urban management platform based on the latest advances in IT and telecommunications.
The main element that facilitates the cohesion and integration of all urban systems in the control room is the Smart City platform, Saturno. Saturno is our new software suite developed with an open architecture based on microservices and enabled for GIS and data analytics functions. The modular nature of Saturno allows specialised solutions, or verticals, to be integrated as components of the platform. At the same time, a REST API is used that allows applications developed by third parties to be integrated.
To facilitate the integration of the different mobility systems, we installed one of these specialised verticals, Titan, our solution for urban traffic management. Titan allows traffic light regulators, traffic sensors, traffic cameras and information panels, among others, to be integrated into Saturno. It incorporates Cloud, Edge and far Edge computing technologies, analytics and control tools – all with the aim of monitoring and visualising urban infrastructure.
Likewise, to integrate non-centralised traffic regulators, Titan has Jano, an IoT connector to manage traffic light regulators through 3G connections, and also integrates traffic light management for the Metropolitan area of Granada, where we are also in charge of maintaining the traffic lights.
On the other hand, the management of fleets of municipal vehicles, such as official vehicles, maintenance vans and inspection vehicles, is integrated into Saturno through the vertical Atlante, our new cloud solution for fleet management.
While upgrading the equipment, systems and facilities, we were also responsible for renovating and expanding the road sensor network using new artificial vision systems that ensure greater reliability of traffic data. We also renovated the city’s CGIM Control Centre in terms of current equipment, unification of operating systems and virtualisation of the server system.
Furthermore, we renovated the video wall macro-screen display system, and as explained by the Councillor for Mobility, Citizen Protection and Economy, Raquel Ruz, at the inauguration ceremony at the Granada City Hall, the new video wall, “with more than 10 square metres, is 30% larger than the previous one and offers wide-angle vision and accurate colour restoration, achieving optimal visual effects”.
It should be noted that our technology provides the data required for the comprehensive management of the different types of mobility in the city of Granada and allows us to draw the most efficient strategies to mitigate the use of private cars in favour of other modes of transport, all with the goal of reducing atmospheric emissions. As Ruz also mentions, this project is the “first step towards implanting a low emission zone in Granada”.
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