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Sustaining intelligent mobility

Getting accident notifications, knowing how fast to drive at catch green lights, car-sharing and having public transport routes marked out online are just some of the services that underpin efficient mobility in a smart city. Telecom Italia co-operates in numerous projects designed to create smart transport systems.

Smart city and intelligent mobility

The smart city needs systems that guarantee safe, efficient and sustainable mobility. To put this in place, every country and city must have effective data collection and processing systems in which telecommunications and data management will play a fundamental role.

In the near future, numerous sensors will be installed on the ground and in vehicles. These will communicate with each other and with mobility management centres to transmit information about traffic and the state of the vehicles and their locations to enable improved planning of city services.

Telecom Italia works with many local organisations and takes part in various European projects to develop innovative smart transport solutions; these include the Compass4D project with Verona.

Cars and traffic lights talk to each other in Verona for smart traffic

Along with six other European cities, Verona is piloting various smart traffic and road safety systems as part of the European project Compass4D. As a partner of the project, Telecom Italia has made its high-speed mobile (4G) technology available, which is fundamental for ensuring smooth and rapid communication. Devices have been mounted on test vehicles (cars and buses) that communicate with the surrounding road infrastructure and warn drivers of any road accidents and roadworks and provide them with traffic light information. Furthermore, certain public utility vehicles, such as buses running late or emergency vehicles, can be given a green light as soon as they approach a junction.

In the second phase, residents will be able to access the various applications through their smartphones, even when travelling on foot or by bicycle.

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