Smart city services over a future Internet platform based on Internet of Things and cloud: the smart parking case
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AuthorLanza Calderón, Jorge; Sánchez González, Luis; Gutiérrez Polidura, Verónica; Galache López, José Antonio; Santana Martínez, Juan Ramón; Sotres García, Pablo; Muñoz Gutiérrez, Luis
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Energies, 2016, 9(9), 719
Internet of things (IoT)
Enhancing the effectiveness of city services and assisting on a more sustainable development of cities are two of the crucial drivers of the smart city concept. This paper portrays a field trial that leverages an internet of things (IoT) platform intended for bringing value to existing and future smart city infrastructures. The paper highlights how IoT creates the basis permitting integration of current vertical city services into an all-encompassing system, which opens new horizons for the progress of the effectiveness and sustainability of our cities. Additionally, the paper describes a field trial on provisioning of real time data about available parking places both indoor and outdoor. The trial has been carried out at Santander’s (Spain) downtown area. The trial takes advantage of both available open data sets as well as of a large-scale IoT infrastructure. The trial is a showcase on how added-value services can be created on top of the proposed architecture.