Abu Dhabi completes smart city project using Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT
Software AG announced the successful completion of a wide-ranging smart city project with its partner, Technology Strategies Middle East (TSME). Cumulocity IoT has been used as the foundation IoT (Internet of Things) platform of choice in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi.
The Abu Dhabi City Municipality launched the pilot phase of a five-year project for Smart Cities and Artificial Intelligence, called the Zayed Smart City project, earlier this year to validate key use cases and its viability. The city-wide project is designed to digitally transform the environmental, social, and financial aspects of urban life to improve the lives of Abu Dhabi’s citizens and visitors.
Ahmed Abdul Samad Al Hamadi, director of IT, Abu Dhabi Municipality, says: “The Smart Cities project stems from Abu Dhabi’s pioneering vision and is designed to digitally transform the environmental, social, and financial aspects of urban life to improve the lives of Abu Dhabi’s citizens and visitors. The project envisions the future, drives innovation, and provides a ‘best-in-the-world’ infrastructure.”
During the proof of concept, there were ten use-cases spanning sensors, actuators, and Cumulocity IoT to connect key components across the city. The project was centered in Abu Dhabi’s ‘Corniche Area’ and used Low Power WAN (LPWAN) technologies to transport sensor data from across the city to a central office, where Cumulocity IoT used code-free integration capabilities to monitor and manage the use-cases.
The ten use-cases include air quality monitoring, asset tracking and logistics monitoring, structural health monitoring, water metering, Palm tree weevil detection, street lighting, smart parking, waste management, water storage tank monitoring, and swimming pool monitoring.
Bernd Gross, senior vice president, IoT and Cloud, Software AG, comments: “The Abu Dhabi City Municipality is one of the leading pioneers of Smart City innovation. They have developed a realistic plan, tested their plans extensively, and are using data and technology to improve lives – all the key elements of a Smart City. We are delighted and proud that they selected Cumulocity IoT as their IoT platform of choice.”
Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT’s comprehensive integration capabilities ensure that secure connectivity to any “thing” can be achieved quickly and easily. It operates across the Cloud, on premises and at the edge, and provides enterprises and Service Providers with total freedom and choice in designing, building, deploying and evolving their IoT distributed deployments seamlessly across any network.