LL3: Smart Cities & Ports

In Europe, cities account for 75% of the population consuming 80% of the EU’s energy. On one hand, this influx of people can create new opportunities for cities but on the other hand it poses major economic, environmental, social and safety challenges as well, since many cities were built on infrastructure designed for smaller, less active population. Therefore, the need for innovative solutions facing the rising demands and different challenges, is growing. The vision of a smart city “incorporates the six “s”, i.e. a shared, secure and scalable infrastructure that enables human possibilities in a manner that is smart, safe and sustainable. This vision is achieved by a smart network connecting sensors, machines and citizens to cloud-based internet of things (IoT) applications”. Likewise, ports are complex systems involving a wide number of stakeholders, such as port operators, authorities and shipping companies. As global trade is expanding, ship sizes and cargo volumes are increasing, placing additional pressure on ship berths and yards. Ports are therefore becoming increasingly interested in smart solutions to help optimise and improve their operational efficiency and reduce logistics costs. In this respect, 5G supporting mMTC, eMBB, URLLC, virtualisation and slicing will be able to respond to the smart cities and ports of the future. The use cases to be validated in this LL include the following:

Use Case 3.1: Intelligent street lighting
Use Case 3.2: Smart parking
Use Case 3.3: Smart city co-creation
Use Case 3.4: Smart buildings – smart campus
Use Case 3.5: Autonomous assets & logistics for smart port
Use Case 3.6: Port safety: monitor & detect irregular sounds

Technological KPIs to be validated include target values on data rate, mobility, latency, density, reliability, positioning accuracy, coverage and service provisioning time.