Smart City Spotlight (Glasgow)

Silver Spring Networks

Smart City Spotlight (Glasgow)

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In an attempt to leverage data to improve city services, Glasgow is integrating multiple city services on a common platform, and gathering new data to help empower its citizens to improve the city. Objectives include reducing energy costs, increasing road safety and promoting cycling to help drive health benefits.

The city of Glasgow and its numerous entrepreneurs and academic institutions.

The approach: » OPEN DATA PLATFORM – bringing together a growing collection of data streams from more than 60 different organizations into a central data warehouse. Silver Spring is streaming lighting, traffic, noise and air quality data to the city’s Open Data platform. Developers can use this data to build new solutions to address city challenges. » ADAPTIVE LIGHTING – while monitoring vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffi c, the street lights are programmed to automatically brighten and dim depending on ambient light levels as well as how many people are in a given area. » STANDARDS-BASED IPv6 NETWORK – increasing ROI with multiple applications including smart street lights and traffic control on the same network.

Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)

By sharing data sets from across the city with individuals, businesses and research facilities the quality of life in that city is improved and innovation is fostered.

Building such a smart city network will require building an ecosystem of developers leveraging open standards and nurturing their ability to innovate.

Bringing data from many devices onto a common platform in the form of one network canopy enables new approaches in distributed intelligence and real time analytics.

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