In the opinion Dr. Karsten Lindloff from the German Energy Agency (dena) street lighting and CeBIT go together perfectly. "Interest is growing in intelligent solutions for street lighting and smart city applications," says dena's Project Head of Energy Systems and Energy Services. Experts have been aware of the connection for years. In municipal town halls, however, lighting is still seen as separate from other smart city applications. "The awareness of reciprocal opportunities found in street lighting infrastructure for smart cities and other intelligent applications to modernize street lighting hasn't found its way yet into many towns," says Lindloff.
In order to change this, the new dena roadshow Intelligent City is making a stop at CeBIT 2017. The conference in the Convention Center (Rooms 13/14) on March 22 will bring together providers of technology (manufacturers, service providers), users (municipal governments), and facilitators. It will highlight to urban representatives the advantages of modernizing their infrastructure, and demonstrate the opportunities of strategic positioning to manufacturers.
Mobility management, public Wi-Fi, digital aids for finding parking spaces, emergency call boxes, and charging stations for cars and e-bikes are all central smart city applications based on lighting infrastructure. According to dena, intelligent street lighting can used for V2V applications, urban marketing, and to save energy.
"The roadshow wants to give new impulse to future-oriented communities, create an understanding of smart cities, demonstrate the use of digitalization, improve energy efficiency, and enable ecological behavior," sums up Karsten Lindloff. The event at the CC, a satellite conference of the Public Sector Parc (Hall 7) is free to representatives of local authorities.