Today more than 50% of the world’s people live in or around a city. By 2050, this number is expected to be 70% of a much larger population. Rapid growth of big cities is now an inevitable fact of our modern world. This high urbanization raises important issues related to the movement of people, such as traffic congestion and pollution. Urban mobility is closely linked to the sustainable economic development of urban areas and to their attractiveness, so it has become a vital issue for city administrations and for the people who live there. Developing “intelligent cities” has already become a major economic activity in the 21st century.
A new Maia Institute project offers an intelligent and holistic solution.
A powerful simulation engine will deliver high quality and predictive information to a wide range of stakeholders. This engine will collect and integrate the data of the urban area actors in order to provide a centralising interface for city authorities. It will also deliver personalised data to people in the city through a smart mobile application.
The project will address the needs of city managers, service providers, residents/visitors and local businesses.