SUSTAINABILITY ON THE STREETS & infrastructure

SMART STREET LIGHTING

In 2016, Fomento de San Sebastián, with the support of the Department for Urban Infrastructure and Systems, introduced a smart lighting system on Calle Mayor, replacing the old street lights. This action will be replicated in the district of Altza, replacing 37 lights. The goal is to save electricity and reduce maintenance costs by substituting a new source of electric power for street lamps, using remotely controlled dimmable LED lights and a pedestrian motion detection and analysis system. The system involves a smart lighting model that saves energy, reduces costs, enables system monitoring and remote programming, and improves maintenance tasks.

 

PEOPLE COUNTING AND TRACKING

A people counting and tracking system has been implemented in Calle Mayor and the surrounding streets. It is particularly relevant for shops in the area, as the data it produces can be analysed for better resource planning and management with the aim of optimising business performance. Data include the number of pedestrians accessing the streets, pedestrian traffic by hour, street itineraries and motion, and so on. Additionally, there is a (rotating) inside counting sensor that measures the number of people coming into an establishment and calculating the ratio between this number and the number of people going up/down the street. This is valuable information to design relevant business action. Throughout 2016, more sensors were installed in the Old Town, covering almost every access and measuring the total number of pedestrians. In early 2017, the installation will extend to the district of Altza.

 

SMART SOLAR CHARGER

Another initiative in the area of street infrastructure was the installation of a smart solar charger in the vicinity of Calle Mayor. With this solar charger, installed with the collaboration of a local firm, residents and out-of- towners will be able to charge their mobile devices (phones, tablets, etc.).

 

CALL FOR SMART IDEAS FOR BUSINESS PRODUCTS OR SERVICES

Fomento de San Sebastián is calling for smart ideas to develop products/services for businesses to test them in real environments in the city. The selected ideas will be implemented over the next few months, turning the city into a smart laboratory and a showcase of smart products/services.