Developed by IBM, public transport operator Veolia Transdev, and the city authorities. Described here. Sounds really rather cool, with personal travel assistant and all. Transdev also has more stuff on its website about Urban Pulse, its own location based app, which deserves a separate post.
A really interesting case study from Salamanca, one of Telefonica’s smart city projects, and a beautiful place where I have spent many happy hours. This includes reference to a generic M2M sensor platform called Waspmote, which deserves further investigation. The project also involves data analysis and predictive modelling.
A DoT funded feasibility study, described here. So that drivers don’t have to slow down or brake as they approach traffic signals. Marvellous; that’s just what we need. (In slightly less cynical frame of mind, this actually would reduce emissions a bit, because smoother driving uses less fuel. On the other hand, making driving nicer will increase the extent to which people use their cars.)