Modern societies face a variety of challenges, including environmental pollution, transportation needs, and energy supply. Many cities, like Stockholm and Uppsala, experience serious air pollution (e.g., CO, NO2, and particulate matter) and greenhouse gas emissions, which are made worse by increasing traffic congestion.
The overall goal of this project is to create an environmental sensing system and application platform for public sectors and private parties to develop practical and innovative applications based on open data for sustainable city development. We provide an integrated GreenIoT solution that makes sensor data available for governmental agencies to control traffic and make city planning decisions. The open data generated from the platform also enables citizens to make green decisions in their daily life. A major goal of the project is an integrated solution for an environmental sensing system, which enables experimentation with applications and services using open environmental data, in particular for sustainable urban and transportation planning. The GreenIoT architecture will be manifested in terms of a testbed in Uppsala.
The sensing system and application platform are built from unique technology that provides open interfaces at several levels, energy and resource efficiency, and application independence. We use a unique tool for visualization in four dimensions, which seamlessly integrates with sensor data for real-time feedback. The GreenIoT testbed and the open data allows third parties to develop and test new sensing products and solutions that could be exported to international markets, such as China and India.
Uppsala University, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Uppsala Kommun, Ericsson, IBM, SenseAir, Upwis, 4Dialog