In the Future Cities theme, GATE provides innovative solutions enabling the city to use technology, data and IoT to facilitate effective planning of infrastructure and services, in order to improve the quality of life of the citizens.
Big Data is undoubtedly considered one of the main enablers of the Smart cities. The public sector in the EU and worldwide is increasingly characterized by applications that rely on sensor measurements of physical phenomena such as traffic volumes, environmental pollution, filling levels of waste containers, location of municipal vehicles or detection of abnormal behaviour. In addition to sensor data from infrastructure, vast amounts of mobility and social data are generated by smartphones, C2x technology (communication among and between vehicles), and end-users with location-based services and maps.
What is beyond the smart city is the information-rich city presented with intelligent models that support planning, design and analysis of all city dimensions and thus share a vision for the future city.
In Future Cities theme, GATE research explores the following research challenges: