In 2019, Deutsche Telekom was involved in smart city projects in more than 20 cities throughout Europe. Several examples illustrate the diversity of solutions for the digital city:
In the “Digital City Darmstadt”, we have set up Germany’s first digital monitoring network for air pollutants. We are also involved in a research project for an automated tram based on 5G technology.
Bucharest uses smart city solutions specifically for visitor management at Tineretului Park
. As a result, the city can offer its park visitors better services – including smart parking, free internet hotspots, improved security and smart lighting.
In Gijón, a coastal city in northern Spain, citizens benefit from connected lighting solutions that help the city save up to 100,000 euros in energy costs each year.
In the Czech Republic, mobile data is used to analyze traffic flows at 40 locations with a particularly high volume of tourists. The police, fire and emergency services use the data to prepare emergency plans for major events.
In Bonn, street lamps and recycling containers in the city center are connected. Street lamps are controlled by motion detectors, allowing them to automatically dim and brighten. That cuts operating costs by up to 60 percent.
Research on an early warning system for bridge damage is underway here. Connected sensors embedded in the concrete detect damage long before the bridge might turn into a major construction site. The sensors send an alert at the first signs of corrosion or vibration.