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Blog | 24 May 2024

Special Mobility Report

Pioneering Smart Mobility in urban landscapes

Digital Twins

Cyclomedia creates a digital twin of your city: image and laser scan data of the public environment, enriched with object information generated using AI. But how can digital geodata be used to optimize mobility and traffic in cities in terms of safety, sustainability and future viability?

PwC's Smart City Index 2024 shows that mobility in cities is becoming smarter. But there is still a lot of catching up to do: Optimizing public transport, expanding cycle paths, ensuring traffic safety and the fair distribution of public spaces are key factors in adapting the mobility offer to the needs of citizens.

Fair distribution of public areas

Smart cities focus on their citizens. Their needs should be met and the city should be made more livable and attractive. The fair distribution of public space makes a significant contribution to this, which is becoming even more relevant in the new competition between motorized traffic, stationary traffic, bicycles, electromobility, public transport and pedestrians. The first step on the way to smart mobility is therefore to take stock of the current use of public spaces. Cyclomedia offers the possibility of using AI to take an inventory of public areas for so-called area mapping. Cities automatically receive an overview of the surface classes and types of use of all public areas in the city. This not only answers the question of how public spaces are currently used, but also what the ratio between green and gray in the city is or how high the degree of sealing is. Based on the area mapping, you can redistribute the areas for the benefit of citizens and the environment.

Keep an eye on the condition

The growing number of road users is affecting the condition of roads, endangering the safety of cyclists, people
in wheelchairs or people with walking difficulties. Based on high-resolution image and laser scanning data, Cyclomedia offers visual road condition analysis to cities, helping them keep an eye on the condition of the urban road network as well as cycle paths and sidewalks. With this information cities can also digitally plan road maintenance measures and repairs and coordinate them with other parties involved.

Traffic signs and lighting protect all road users by providing clarity

An efficiently used traffic sign concept ensures clarity on the roads, protects all road users equally from accidents and steers the traffic according to demands. Traffic sign registers also provide the basis for the use of innovative mobility technologies such as autonomous driving and are therefore the prerequisite for the establishment of smart mobility concepts. Lighting in urban areas also makes a significant contribution to the safety of cyclists and pedestrians in particular by ideally illuminating confusing intersections with busy streets or dark corners. 

The position of light poles is additionally an important asset to install sensors or actors in a Smart City. With the help of AI, Cyclomedia extracts cadastral records of all traffic-relevant objects and area mapping from the image and laser scan data and make them available to the responsible experts in the specialist offices in city administrations. The integration of the data enables analysis and further processing in common GIS and analysis software.

About the Special Mobility Report

The Special Mobility Report was published in May 2024 by IAA Mobility. It not only addresses the challenges that the mobility transition brings with it, but also highlights innovative mobility solutions. Learn more about emerging trends, sustainability, technology as a catalyst, policy and planning insights and a global perspective by downloading the whole report!

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Elizabeth Evans

Sales Manager UK