The exhibition brings together 500 cities, 450 exhibitors and 400 speakers at its fifth and biggest edition
A micro bus that runs without driver is the most striking novelty of the fifth Smart City Expo in Barcelona, the show dedicated to smart solutions for urban services, open doors Tuesday. This is the larger issue, which for three days will fill the Gran Via exhibition center with 450 exhibitors and 400 speakers from 500 cities worldwide. Also host the awards World Smart City Awards and the end of the Smart City App Hack, a competition application startups launched in March and 15 finalists from seven cities.
The appointment will also feature, in addition to the smart minibus, which will begin operating next year in Singapore and California, with different facilities that display the progress of the sector year. Thus, a Smart City Plaza of over 2,000 m2 recreate a portion of the city and will recreate real and 12 already in operation, among the hundreds of proposals received after launching the offer cases. Other new salon will be a system of electric bicycles able to double its logistics productivity, navigation app for the blind by beacons and a charging system for electric cars integrated street lighting.
In theory, the exhibition will feature an outstanding symposium on circular economy, an alternative to the current Western economic paradigm linear production and consumption, which would be based on the reworking of processes and products to take advantage of existing materials and resources. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, one of the main proponents of this circular pattern.
The City Council and the Council will have its own stand to disseminate the progress of local companies with innovative projects in many cases have received municipal support through Barcelona Activa. The session will offer space to 20 firms, and a total of 440 employees and a combined turnover of 40.5 million euros and most take less than 10 years in business. In the stand of the council will be announced the MuniApps and Sentilo platforms, there will be presentations five municipalities with projects ‘smart’ (Sabadell, Mollet del Valles, Sant Cugat, Sant Feliu de Llobregat and Terrassa) and the winners announced Mobile Application Contest ‘Diba Apps Contest 2015’. In addition, during the fair Barcelona Activa signed an agreement with Infocomm Investments Private Limited (IILP) to promote entrepreneurship in Singapore and Barcelona.
In an annex pavilion Gran Via exhibition BcnRail-Smart Mobility dedicated to the railway industry and longtime exhibitors such as Alstom, Siemens and Bombardier will be held. Among the topics of this year will be the fertilizers transport contactless, cyber security and energy efficiency. In closing, the night of 18 to 19 November TMB will offer a trip on the first convoy that circulated in the city in 1924, connecting stations Sagrada Familia and Sant Antoni L2. T-Mobilitat future, integrated fare system which allows travel throughout Catalonia with a single ticket from 2016 will also be presented.
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