Dubrovnik tests first smart street in Croatia
The City of Dubrovnik inaugurated the first smart street in Croatia in March 2016. Located on the street Obala Stjepana Radića, this pilot, worth over 1.5 million Kuna (approximately 200 000 €), is part of a broader Dubrovnik Smart City project.
The old street lighting, consisting of 20 Sodium HPS luminaires, has been replaced by 74 W LED luminaires from Thorn.
This new public lighting is combined with a “multifunctional sensory network”, a free public WiFi network, a traffic management solution that uses cameras to identify traffic violations, and a parking management system that automatically recognises vehicles and performs contactless charging of parking fees.
There is also monitoring and control of environmental parameters, and all solutions are connected with the city system.
All data is kept open for the development of new solutions. “We believe that the data gathered through the smart street will help the city make more informed decisions, deliver new services and open up new ways to communicate and interact with citizens and visitors,” says Andro Vlahušić, Mayor of Dubrovnik. The project is a result of a collaboration of the City of Dubrovnik with Cisco and Hrvatski Telekom.
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