The EU's Blueprint
for a smart, sustainable future
Horizon 2020 is a European research funding programme. It aims to bring innovations into the market by putting an emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is ensuring Europe produces world-class science, removing barriers to innovation and making it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.
In two of the newest neighbourhoods in Munich, measures for improved, sustainable mobility are being implemented: City bikes, a concierge service for sustainable package distribution within the neighborhood, improved information on mobility routes and public transport connections. The mobility app the 'Loftlotse' combines these services for the area's citizens.
We install a network of our air quality sensor devices across the project area with real-time data. This forms the basis of the project's aim to drive people towards more sustainable transport behviour. By providing spatial and temporal data on NOx or particulate matter pollution we help citizens avoid heavily polluted areas and receive recommendations on alternative routes.
In another district of Munich, the city is focused on implementing a series of smart city initiatives. The goal is to improve residents' quality of life and to become CO2 neutral by 2050. The project promotes e-mobility, smart energy-efficient street lighting and refurbished houses aiming towards 100% renewable energy. A Smart City app creates intelligent links between all services.
Here, our air quality sensors have been implemented into the district network of smart street lighting. Our measurements provide a comprehensive, spatial and temporal picture of air pollution. This forms part of the technological backbone for the development of new smart city measures.