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Announcement: Model City Santander Raises the Bar for Smart Cities

Press Releases | By PR RFID im Blick | 12 May 2017
Exclusive and personal insights into the technology behind the world's smartest city. Exclusive and personal insights into the technology behind the world's smartest city.

Get all background information in the May 2017 issue of „RFID im Blick“

While other cities are still working on theories, Santander is putting “Smart City” concepts into practice. Since 2009, the Spanish city is continuously implementing smart applications on all levels of the city – with no end in sight. Whether smart garbage containers, sensor-controlled traffic or digital citizen participation, in Santander the sky is the limit when it comes to innovation.

Juan Echevarria CuencaJuan E. Cuenca Juan Echevarria Cuenca, Innovation Technical Manager of Santander City Council, provides exclusive and personal insight into the technology behind the world's smartest city. “Smart Santander only works if we all work together,” Cuenca explains. “Right now, for example, we are implementing smart lighting all over the city.”

How far developed are “Smart Cities” in Germany? “RFID im Blick” not only spoke to the Spanish pioneer, but also spoke to project managers and Smart City experts from back home: German cities are preparing for tomorrow's challenges today. An eHealth pilot for ambient assisted living in Dusseldorf showcases the potential and possibilities for the city of the future. Meanwhile, the city of Dortmund drives “Smart City” forward with an innovation initiative including energy, mobility and more – and raises the bar within Germany.

Read the full interview with Juan Echevarria Cuenca in the May 2017 issue of “RFID im Blick” – out May 15th!

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Use Cases

  • Sport Experience: What had been exclusive to professionals until now will soon be a reality for all athletes – live data from the marathon track to supporters' smartphones.
  • Security Experience: Scandinavian insurance company develops new RFID solution to end bicycle theft in Denmark.
  • City Experience: Santander, Dortmund, and Dusseldorf are only examples. How cities will use RFID, sensors and digitization in the near future.
  • Driving Experience and IoT: rental car company Sixt offers car choice, contract and predictive maintenance via smartphone.
  • Smart Card Solution: 110,000 students at six Berlin universities receive one multi-purpose student card.

Tech Stories

  • Iot Technology Series: What can BLE offer to consumers and to the industry?
  • Richard Schmidmaier, NXP Semiconductors, speaks about new products and applications driving NFC forward.
  • Thomas Brunner and Patrick Hartmann, Kathrein, explain "Tracking and Tracing in the IoT".
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