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Smart Sustainable Cities and Mobility

Smart Sustainable Cities and Mobility are two intertwined concepts that aim to address the challenges of urbanization and transportation in an environment friendly and efficient manner. Smart Sustainable Cities refer to urban areas that use innovative technologies and data-driven solutions to enhance the quality of life for their residents while minimizing their environmental impact.

Future smart cities focus on sustainability by reducing carbon emissions, conserving energy and resources, and promoting eco-friendly practices. Key components of smart sustainable cities include smart infrastructure, renewable energy sources, efficient waste management, green spaces, and digital governance systems. They aim to create inclusive, resilient, and livable communities that cater to the needs of diverse populations.

Mobility in the context of smart sustainable cities pertains to the low-emission or carbon neutral movement of people and goods within urban areas and the associated transportation systems. Sustainable mobility seeks to reduce traffic congestion, air pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions through the adoption of eco-friendly transportation modes. It involves promoting public transportation, cycling, walking, and shared mobility options, such as carpooling and ridesharing. Electric vehicles (EVs), including electric cars and e-bikes, play a crucial role in sustainable urban mobility as they pro-duce fewer emissions compared to traditional gasoline-powered vehicles. Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platforms integrate various transportation options into a seamless, us-er-friendly experience, making it easier for individuals to choose sustainable modes of transportation.

The FGI’s competence area Smart Sustainable Cities and Mobility is composed of following topics:

  • Intelligent Traffic System (ITS)
  • Smart mobility
  • Seamless positioning
  • Built environment mapping and change detection
  • Virtual and enhanced reality
  • Intelligent traffic
  • Drones