Sustainability & Replicability of RADICAL services
- AR Tour from Athens
The service idea is based on providing building information on a map along with photos and other visual material so that citizens and visitors can take a virtual walk in historic buildings of the Municipality of Athens. The application has been developed both for Android and iOS smartphones.
- CO2 Reduction portal from Genoa
The main aim of this pilot is to reduce the overall pollution produced by vehicles and farms in the target area of the city. This can be obtained in two ways:
o a careful planning of goods transportation in local markets and
o rewarding the most ecological farms
- CycleSafe from Athens
This is a service idea which includes recording the participant cyclists routes in order for the Municipality of Athens to be able to retrieve and analyse statistical information, to draw a behavioural analysis and proceed with decisions related to preparation and introduction of cycling safety infrastructure for the city of Athens, and to collect reports on incidents related to cycling safety as for instance road conditions on the one hand, and in order for the cyclists to be able to proceed with route planning and conclude with their transportation decisions based upon traffic and weather data provided, on the other hand. The application has been developed both for Android and iOS smartphones.
- Cykelservice from Aarhus
Who doesn’t want green light when they approach a traffic light? In Aarhus we have made exactly that possible for cyclists in order to make it safer and more convenient for cyclists to bike through town. In two central crossings we have put RFID stations that can read the RFID tags that we have mounted on the cyclists’ bikes. Data from the bikes passing the crossings goes to the Danish platform odaa.dk and the RADICAL platform and makes it possible for us to see how many of the tagged bikes pass the RFID stations and when they pass them.
- Discover History of the Fort of Issy
Augmented Reality (AR) technology supports the tourists’ experience of the “stroll in the city”. This application takes the form of a digital path through an historical tale in eight steps including augmented reality reconstructions, evocative sounds and multimedia contents.
- Eco-consciousness portal from Genoa
Out of the Living Labs experience, the main request is to develop the local agriculture, conducted by local citizens and supervised by the municipality itself, which would store information about land, plantations, and much more. This would allow the re-qualification of unused and degraded lands and will improve the consciousness of citizens for the environment. Again, Living Labs activities underlined the need for a web portal instead of a smart-phone application in order to offer to every actor involved the chance of using properly all the services offered (with an eye on farmers who usually do not use smart-phones at all, as clearly stated by stakeholders).
The service is provided in the form of a web portal, smart-phone friendly. This principal feature will be sustained by other instruments like a forum, a game or overall statistics centred on environmental topics that will make the eco_consciousness grow among end users and business activities.
- Participatory Urbanism from Santander
In this scenario users make use of their mobile phones to send physical sensing information, e.g. GPS coordinates, compass, environmental, etc. feeding it to the RADICAL platform. It aims at exploiting sensor and related information sources often associated to smart city type environments, in order to solve the logistical challenges of transportation in today’s cities, by leveraging opportunistically reality offerings from city and citizen provided sensing and interaction devices, while creating new business opportunities. Users can subscribe to services, where they can get alerts of specific types of events occurring in the city as well as report the occurrence of events (like accidents, traffic jams, dip in sidewalk pavement, non-functional street lamp, etc.), being these events propagated to other users that are subscribed to these type of events. This service will also allows the municipal officers to monitor, process and take actions against the occurrences.
- Smart AR from Santander
Augmented Reality (AR) technology supports the tourists’ experience of the “stroll in the city”. By means of the AR application running on the visitors’ smartphone, along the way, he will get direct access to information on a specific monument in the preferred language, enhancing the serendipity effect of the tourist visit. Video stream produced by the smartphone camera will be presented to the users in the AR application, augmenting the live feed of the camera with virtual objects (mainly digital content, video, texts, and photos) of the POIs, based on the current position of the device, in order to create an augmented view. It will be provided for each Point of Interest a description of the place or reference image to be used in the AR view and the type of content (3d model, image, videos, audio, etc.) to be superimposed.Both Santander and Santillana del Mar share similar functional specifications, as the smart city concept is extended to the smart region in Cantabria, within the RADICAL project.
- Smart Bin from Aarhus
Can data visualizations of waste data actually make a difference when it comes to the citizens' eco-consciousness? In Aarhus we tried to investigate if larger political institutions can create good and informative visualizations . We did that by creating http://genbrug.smartaarhus.dk/ and through our cooperation with students from Aarhus University about creating tangible data visualizations about waste. However it turned out to be a good way to actually put a focus on the necessity of getting dynamic live data, so our biggest result has been to put the need for dynamic data sets about waste on the political agenda.
- TellMyCity from Issy
TellMyCity allows Issy-les-Moulineaux users to report an issue or suggest any new idea to the City with their smartphones or desktops.
- Transport Per Capita Footprint from Cantabria
Carbon footprint management service to be piloted in the region of Cantabria has different objectives:
• To raise environmental awareness regarding to pollution and to promote the use of public transport.
• To show passengers their “per capita carbon footprint”.
• To get mobility measures to validate and to complement the fixed ones.