Due to fine dust particles, air quality has dramatically deteriorated in many big cities. A system solution from the Internet of Things could help to measure the load in many areas at the same time and therefore to direct the traffic.
Numerous sensors are also being implemented in mobile form, such as on bikes, to tackle the fine dust problem. The measured values were transmitted online to the analysis program, and electronic signs and traffic lights could be operated so that the traffic was diverted on time. The Berlin software developer StoneOne AG reported on this idea. However, the Internet of Things (IoT) still has a universally applicable operating system, which provides all the necessary fundamental functions for creating a smart service of this kind. There is also no market in which the services of existing sensors can already be offered.
The SmartOrchestra project, funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), will help to remedy this situation. StoneOne seeks to work with partners such as the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems ( Fraunhofer FOKUS ) and the IAAS Institute of the University of Stuttgart to build a platform for smart services that can be used by other service providers. Among other things, SmartOrchestra is also supposed to ensure that the connection works when sensors have different standards and data formats. Other areas of application for the platform could include measurements in order to prevent mold in homes or for monitoring the water levels in rivers.