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Energies 2016, 9(9), 719; doi:10.3390/en9090719

Smart City Services over a Future Internet Platform Based on Internet of Things and Cloud: The Smart Parking Case

Network Planning and Mobile Communications Laboratory, University of Cantabria, Edificio de Ingeniería de Telecomunicaciones, Plaza de la Ciencia s/n, Santander 39005, Spain
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Received: 17 May 2016 / Revised: 9 August 2016 / Accepted: 23 August 2016 / Published: 6 September 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy Efficient City)
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Enhancing the effectiveness of city services and assisting on a more sustainable development of cities are two of the crucial drivers of the smart city concept. This paper portrays a field trial that leverages an internet of things (IoT) platform intended for bringing value to existing and future smart city infrastructures. The paper highlights how IoT creates the basis permitting integration of current vertical city services into an all-encompassing system, which opens new horizons for the progress of the effectiveness and sustainability of our cities. Additionally, the paper describes a field trial on provisioning of real time data about available parking places both indoor and outdoor. The trial has been carried out at Santander’s (Spain) downtown area. The trial takes advantage of both available open data sets as well as of a large-scale IoT infrastructure. The trial is a showcase on how added-value services can be created on top of the proposed architecture. View Full-Text
Keywords: internet of things (IoT); smart city; smart parking; field-trial internet of things (IoT); smart city; smart parking; field-trial
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Lanza, J.; Sánchez, L.; Gutiérrez, V.; Galache, J.A.; Santana, J.R.; Sotres, P.; Muñoz, L. Smart City Services over a Future Internet Platform Based on Internet of Things and Cloud: The Smart Parking Case. Energies 2016, 9, 719.

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