Ikusi has presented Replicate project in the Smart City Expo Latam
• Ikusi is participating in this project with its Spider smart mobility platform
• Replicate is an ambitious project promoted by the European Union to stimulate smart cities
These past few days, Ikusi participated at the first LatAm Smart City Expo held in Puebla, attended by representatives from 200 cities. To this encounter, Ikusi brought its experience in the Replicate Project, which stimulates the development of a new smart city model. It aims to promote energy efficiency, sustainable mobility and the incorporation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) into city management. The project forms part of the Horizon 2020 Plan, considered the biggest European Union program in the field of Smart Cities.
Ikusi will be incorporating its smart mobility platform Spider into this project. This platform allows a large volume of data coming from a whole host of sources and operational systems in the city to be monitored and managed. Spider centralises, processes and makes use of the data in a multimodal way by using advanced business intelligence (BI) tools to enable transport planners, operators and authorities to have the information displayed in a simplified, orderly and straightforward way. This will enable them to gain a better understanding of the reality of the current state of mobility and, as a result, to contribute towards making better decisions designed to cut the operating costs of the services, to coordinate resources optimally and anticipate any future problems and trends that may emerge.
The Replicate Project is one of the Lighthouse Projects covered by the Horizon 2020 program, the biggest European Union program for city-oriented research and innovation that has ever existed. Donostia-San Sebastián (Spain), a leader in this project, is playing “lighthouse” together with Bristol (United Kingdom) and Florence (Italy), pilot examples to other cities participating as “followers” – for instance, Essen (Germany), Lausanne (Switzerland) and Nilüfer (Turkey). These cities will apply the model to be optimized, demonstrated and validated.