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The Siemens eMobility Calculator, a sophisticated quantitative model, estimates the infrastructure requirements and potential impacts that the accelerating electrification of passenger transport will have. To learn how this modeling tool may help your city prepare for an electrified future, or to schedule an online demonstration please contact us.
Smart solutions on a balanced budgetWith growing urbanization, often critical financial conditions and the challenges of climate change, cities carry a crucial part of development as a whole. What then does intelligent infrastructure mean for buildings, mobility solutions and energy management?
The challenges of constant growthInfrastructure has a profound effect on quality of life, but one that we only really appreciate when things do not work as well as they should. Anybody who has experienced power blackouts or stuck in traffic jams knows that things could, and should, be better. Urbanization complicates matters further. Each week, cities are growing by 1.5 million inhabitants, and by 2050 more than two thirds of the global population will be city dwellers, up from just one third in 1950. As cities grow, the way we build and manage urban infrastructure has never been more critical to global economic and social development.
With more than half of the global population living in cities, there is no doubt that we live in an urbanized world and the global challenges of the 21st century are in urban areas.Joan Clos, Former Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (2010-2017)
Digitalization is changing our worldToday the number of connected devices has surpassed the number of humans on the planet. These intelligent devices generate massive amounts of data transforming life and business across all sectors. However, much infrastructure has yet to be transformed by the information age. Instead, in most places, trains, power systems, buildings, buses, and roads have hardly changed in nature. Some digital systems have been incorporated but we have only just begun to unlock the potential of fully digitized, electrified, information-enabled, intelligent infrastructure. Doing so will be key to meeting the world’s present and future sustainable development challenges.
In many parts of the world, air pollution has reached dangerous levels. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), almost 90 percent of the world’s urban population breathe air with pollutant levels that far exceed the recommended thresholds. City leaders are under pressure to meet these challenges and define strategies for sustainable, clean and smart growth.
The deployment of sensors and digital analytics provide unique opportunities to harness data to make better decisions and take action. New digital technologies will contribute to tangible improvements in local quality of life by enabling citizens to improve their health and make more informed decisions about how they travel, and by giving city leaders a better understanding of the causes and severity of local air pollution. City Air Management technology identifies actions to avert poor air quality in the short-term, simulates the impact of these measures and creates enough certainty around these impacts to foster proactive decision-making.
Complementary, the City Performance Tool assesses the impact of medium- and long-term measures on a city’s overall emissions.