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Ferrovial Agroman participates in the "City 2020" R+D+i project

Category: General / 25 May 2012

The CITY 2020 project aims to develop a new ecologically and economically sustainable smart city model, in which analysing the behavior of citizens, together with the availability of devices connected to the network, are the foundation for delivering public services in accordance with user needs.

CITY 2020 addresses the design of a new smart city model that uses the latest technologies based on Future Internet and Internet of Things through a multidisciplinary approach and is supported on three pillars: energy and efficiency; sustainable transport; and environmental sustainability and welfare of the citizen.

The project, with a budget of €16.3 M, is part of the CDTI's INNPRONTA research programme. The consortium is formed by Ferrovial Agroman, Atos, Fagor Electronica, GFI Informatica, Fractalia, Daedalus, Tekia, and Isoco, and led by Indra. Completing the consortium are several research groups at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, the University of Alcala de Henares, Universidad Carlos III, the University of Zaragoza, the University of Cantabria and the University of La Coruna as well as the foundations Barcelona Digital and CI3 (Smart Infrastructure Centre).

The project responds to Ferrovial's strategy around two of its priority areas of innovation: smart infrastructure and energy efficiency. Ferrovial Agroman leads the energy and efficiency work package and collaborates in research on traffic management in cities and sensoring for noise, light and environmental pollution.

The CI3 participates by contributing its knowledge and experience of other projects in national and international consortia in energy management systems, sustainable transport and monitoring of parameters.

Technology to serve the citizen

The CITY 2020 project includes designing a communications architecture for the urban environment based on the so-called Future Internet or Internet of Things, equipped with the technology objects to be able to connect and exchange information. Thus, the welfare of citizens may be improved through a network of smart, connected and tailored municipal services.

The project's main innovation lies in basing the services on large-scale ubiquitous data analysis of public behaviour, by integrating the data that citizens leave behind in the city.

Energy efficiency, sustainable transport, and environmental control

The leading player and beneficiary of the results of the CITY 2020 project is the citizen. Citizens, managers and the public authorities will have new technological tools available to them that allow them to make decisions in relation to energy consumption in the home, office and public spaces. One of the project's most innovative lines of research is analysing how energy efficiency policies impact the public, by using tools based on social networks.

The project will develop new solutions based on intelligent transport systems (ITS), which minimise emissions and avoid traffic congestion, as well as the direct and indirect costs they involve.

Aspects related to modelling and monitoring environmental, noise and light pollution will also be researched in CITY 2020.

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