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In order for the European transport system to entirely fulfill its role of meeting the mobility needs of the European economy and society, the main objectives of the European Union’s transport policy are set as cleaner, more efficient, including energy efficient, as well as safer transport.

The projects in the field of Smart Mobility establish quality solutions in urban transport and promote and encourage innovative, sustainable, clean, and energy efficient ways of transport. In this way, they directly contribute to a sustainable, innovative and safe transport system, and in particular to the public transport system. The expected result is a reduction in the primary energy consumption and a reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide and other harmful gases, thus ensuring the sustainability of the city’s transport system.

An advanced information and communication system will also serve as a decision support, as well as in the management of the urban mobility. Furthermore, the concept should enable more efficient use of the public-private infrastructure, resources and assets in the field of transport in order to protect the environment, increase safety, and achieve the sustainability of the transport system in the urban area.

The leading partner in the Smart City Traffic project is Ericsson Nikola Tesla with the assistance of Rijeka Promet, the Faculty of Maritime Studies in Rijeka, Smart Sense, Apsolon, Combis and Alarm Automatika.

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This platform, using the latest technologies and hitherto unused data sources, will bring together all the resources essential for insight into the necessary information related to user mobility, with special emphasis on the environmental component and the promotion of alternative forms of transport.

The products are a platform for data aggregation in the decision-making function in urban transport and urban mobility, a system for monitoring and management in the decision-making function in urban transport and urban mobility, a system for the use and exchange of resources, the infrastructure and assets in the field of transport using the sharing economy paradigm solutions to increase security within smart cities, as well as  an integrated decision support system in urban transport and urban mobility that will collect, process, and make accessible all available information related to the transport system in the function of better data integration and business processes, with a goal for better traffic management and sustainable mobility within smart cities. Innovation is contained in a completely new approach to connecting and analyzing big data and using it in real time to manage traffic flows.

Among the products/services are solutions related to encourage citizens to use public transport, shared vehicle fleet intended for the public administration bodies, measuring stations that will be placed on the city roads, which will measure air quality, noise level, meteorological conditions, monitor the traffic, but also solutions that will detect traffic anomalies and will increase the level of security in the protection of people and property using the preventive procedures.

The research and development activities will define the elements of the entire decision support system within smart cities with the possibility of application in transport. Cloud computing technology solutions will enable easier integration of electronic applications to improve communication and availability of the public and commercial services to citizens and businesses in the city of Rijeka.

Further research and development steps will be focused on the design (and future implementation) of a complete integrated system, which includes a management and monitoring center focused on services and organizations whose activities are related to transport, but also the opportunities for wider use of the system as smart cities. One of the consequences of the system will be the possibility to increase the level of security in the protection of people and property through preventive procedures.

An important indicator will be the establishment of a process that will, based on the identification of events, locations, and other parameters, as well as on a basis of the established values, select a newly defined set of instructions to be executed. The instructions may include activating a resource, one or more communication options (e.g., sending data to the external systems, or calling a person or station), and instructions to the caller.

Innovation and benefits for citizens

use of real-time system for the traffic flow management

reduction of primary energy consumption and reduction of emissions of carbon dioxide and other harmful gases, ensuring the sustainability of the city's transport system

increasing the security level in protection of people and property

improving the efficiency of the transport system

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