In 2010, the fast-growing city of Phoenix, Arizona's Street Transportation Department embarked on a project to reduce both travel times for commuters and operational expenses. Read in this case study how a wireless communications solution from ABB subsidiary Tropos helped Phoenix meet its objective of an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) that could handle multiple applications.
ABB has commissioned a high-performance wireless broadband network for the historic city of Venice, Italy. Click to watch a video on the implementation.
Polish transit authorities wanted to enhance rider convenience and speed of entry, improve operational efficiency and control and promote greater use of the mass transit system. They turned to contactless capability on mobile ticketing terminals, which enabled on-board ticket purchases without cash using a PayPass-enabled Debit MasterCard hybrid card -- a first in Poland.
Wonderware software is helping the company that manages operations at Barcelona's El Prat Airport run a smart airport -- one that is intelligent, able to manage its infrastructures and always self-aware. Watch this video to learn more.
This briefing highlights Council Associate Partner ABB's deep portfolio of intelligent solutions that are at the heart of a city's critical infrastructure -- including examples of smart cities projects ABB has been involved in around the world.
Anyone looking for a basic, straightforward explanation of what a smart grid is will find it in this one-pager from Council Lead Partner Alstom Grid.
This paper from Council Lead Partner Alstom Grid explains how smart grids are paving the way for a fresh approach to urban development, leading to the emergence of a new concept in environmentally responsible smart cities. It offers a close up on its work in Nice, France, site of Europe's first smart solar district demonstration project.
To streamline communications to police officers in the field and reduce costs, the city of Redlands equipped them with new touch-based smartphones and tablets. While they proved their value in everyday field operations, it soon became clear that their IT team needed a cohesive and centralized way to administer this mobility infrastructure and better support its users in the field. Officials in other cities may be interested in the solution Redlands chose and the benefits gained.