ZTE Corporationannounced its “Smart Street 2.0 – Highlights Your City” solution at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany. Smart Street 2.0 is the second generation of ZTE’s LPWAN based solution which helps city administrators transform public services on the city’s streets and road, thus creating a solid foundation for a practical smart city.
Utilising IoT, cloud computing platform and Big Data technologies, the solution integrates key services for everyday street life i.e. parking, lighting etc. The solution aims to bring convenience to the lives of citizens, while at the same time helping city administrators improve efficiency with better management and accurate service planning, while also boosting revenues from transparent and fair fee collection systems. Environmental friendliness is a key feature of the solution, which leverages real time data analytics based navigation and routing information to save time and fuel for citizens, in turn making street life greener.
The heart of Smart Street 2.0 solution is the centralised ‘street command & control centre, which acts as the main back-end hub for the street applications. It interacts with smart street IoT infrastructure and collects data from the sub-systems. It then utilises the embedded intelligence of its Big Data analytics engine to interact with citizens via a smart phone app, to provide notifications, guidance, navigation and smart routing information. It also collects payment fees for smart parking as well as other fee collections, such as traffic violation ticket charges through online payment services.
Functions like Parking shows the real-time acquisition of available parking spaces in the street and in the vicinity of drivers, providing navigation and online payment fee facility. Smart street lights operate intelligently based on factors such as the time of the day, natural light conditions and weather. The automatic sensor technology script in the street command and control centre helps to automatically switch lights on and off or brighten/dim as per the real-time environmental conditions, natural requirements and street activity. Smart street LED displays can show weather, temperature, noise and other important information and can also be used for displaying public information and advertisements. The senses also sense the volume of waste and reports to the back-end system. When 80 percent capacity is reached, an automatic ‘trash pickup signal’ is sent to the back-end system, which in turn notifies the trash truck driver. It also navigates the trash truck driver to the pickup points using the most efficient route, creating a dynamic schedule for multiple waste collections in the area.
“ZTE’s Smart Street 2.0 is an innovative solution for unified, intelligent and efficient street management and administration in the era of Smart City” said Mr. Yang Jun, VP of ZTE. “It modernises the street fabric and transforms the obsolete mechanism of street administration by using LPWAN technologies to improve quality of public services. The solution integrates streets’ physical infrastructure to cut costs, improve management efficiency of municipal & city governments and provides citizens with convenience and colourful experiences.”