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The Smart Economy area includes projects related to improving business through innovation, which results in increased productivity. The projects and products optimize traffic flow and relieve traffic at rest, therefore the visible results are expected in traffic quality, from safety to information. This will particularly apply to cases of traffic diversion in case of accidents, weather disasters, road works, and the like.

The commercialization vision of the SmartCity.Surinmo platform is based on the principle of Platform-as-a-Service or through the possibility of commercialization of individual components of SmartCity.Surnimo platforms in the relevant markets.

The main partner in the project is Hrvatski Telekom, while the remaining partners are Rijeka Promet, Exevio, and Smart Sense. The goal of the partners within Suriname is to develop a platform for managing the networks of publicly available charging stations and to develop and test the eSigns system and the eIntersections system of the Rijeka City Traffic Center, which would also connect to the future SmartCity.SURINMO platform.

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The eCharging project follows the world’s trends with the idea to create a platform with clearly defined locations for e-vehicles charging, with a real-time indication of availability and the possibility of booking and using the charging station with the precise information included, and locations for using the Car Sharing system and fully digitized parking system, which combines information on available locations for free parking.

For the time being, in Croatia, but also in the wider region, there is no single platform that can serve users of parking, e-vehicles and car sharing system, and the consequence of implementing such a system will be strengthening the road safety and increasing traffic throughput. The latter is also one of the goals and the smart signs project (eSigns) which, in addition to solving the speed limit sign and accompanying warnings/notices, will also implement the sensor solutions that will collect environmental data and provide prerequisites for the analysis.

The complete project is based on innovation, i.e. a combination of new technologies and  new industry based on the use of eInk, which is just becoming recognized in the market, while its further development can create very useful projects for the community, locally and nationally, as well as internationally. Also, it is important to note that eSigns will be completely energy independent, and active work will be done to create cooperation with the international institutions and companies that are engaged in similar activities and have possible interests in this project.

After creating the first copies of eSigns and placing them at locations that will be determined in accordance with the priorities of the City, they will be connected to the City Traffic Center, which will be responsible for their management and testing under the real operating conditions.

The eIntersections project includes a sensor system for smart intersections that are adaptable for integration with the Smart City platform (s). In addition to the advanced traffic monitoring and classification (vehicle and pedestrian counting, license plate recognition, etc.), the system will be integrated with the remaining smart solutions such as smart lighting, and protocols for sending, alerting, and monitoring the system will also be developed.

EIntersections will primarily increase pedestrian safety in traffic, while at the same time enable smarter traffic planning and management in urban and other environments. For example, in addition to warning lights at a pedestrian crossing to warn drivers of the vicinity of a pedestrian crossing, or a pedestrian who wants to cross the road, the camera will also record an approaching car so that any unwanted incidents can be recorded and used later for further analysis.

In this way, cameras would also be used for the purpose of “intimidating” drivers who, knowing that the camera is recording, would be more careful. EIntersections will achieve environmental and financial sustainability through the development of the Led Illumination concept of adequate power with battery power supply of the appropriate capacity, and solar collectors for complete energy autonomy.

Innovation and benefits for citizens

increasing the efficiency, control, and accessibility of parking fees, providing additional increased traffic safety, and increased throughput

research and development of visible results in traffic quality, from safety to information

enabling further analysis and increasing traffic efficiency and safety

enabling smarter planning and traffic management in urban and other areas

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