Buenos Aires is again among the most interesting and best organized cities of Latin America.Thanks to this previously but as Mayor of Buenos Aires directed the fortunes of the city has especially Mauricio Macri, who is the President of the country since early December after a surprise election victory, the capital of Argentina.
The city, which has nearly three million inhabitants in the actual city and in the metropolitan area to 13 million people, is now also better lit and more sustainable.
As smart-city the “Paris in South America” arises not only the challenges of today, but also tomorrow. That makes it possible inter alia a cooperation of German software manufacturer SAP with the light – world leader of Philips, which jointly promote the linking of data and real-time information in Buenos Aires.
Smart networking and sustainable
Were converted in the Argentine capital more than 90,000 street lights to LED and linked with aPhilips CityTouchsystem. That in turn is integrated into a central system based on SAP HANA platform that brings together the data of street lights with real-time information, that other smart city sensors detect in the public space for control or monitoring systems.
So Realtime analysis and forecasts possible, that improve the efficiency and safety in the city, will promote sustainability and last but not least to improve quality of life.
The City Council can effectively manage not only the street lighting, but also parks, bus stops, building, or as bridges. It is possible to intelligently route traffic, to avoid traffic jams, to streamline the parking assignment or city services such as garbage collection. Sensor data from sewage shafts can timely warn of floods.
LED promotes networking in cities
“We can advance very nice networking in cities of the LED lighting”, explains Roger Karner. “The networked components of LED street lights are the basis for many more values enabled also in connection with the software of our partners.”
Street lighting itself can be adapted flexibly and accurately through the central control with CityTouch current conditions resulting in addition to the savings by switching to LED to the reduction of energy consumption -Buenos Aires achieved savings of more than 50 percent.
Reduce energy consumption and costs
Also maintenance costs and time are reduced because central real time information to each single light point can be accessed. So an error analysis from a distance is possible and can be specifically sent to appropriate lighting maintenance teams.
A step into the future is to take advantage of smart-city-technologies in whole perimeter, just for a mega-city like Buenos Aires. The challenges posed by population growth and increasing urbanization are finally no less.