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Dutch consortium wins EU grant for Digital Twin City Dashboard
The European Union awards an €800,000 (approximately $900,000) grant for the “Smart City Monitor” project, making it available to a Dutch consortium of six commercial, governmental, and educational parties. Offering innovative use of insights into visitor and traffic flows in the inner city, Smart City Monitor positively influences the city’s attractiveness, health, and accessibility. The development of the Smart City Monitor, a modern dashboard come to life as a Digital Twin City, is currently in the hands of the municipality of Den Bosch, the city of Breda, the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science, the Breda University of Applied Sciences, and intelligent data companies Argaleo and Geodan.
In addition to providing insight into visitor and traffic flows, the monitor also provides statistics on air quality, visitor experience, and more. Linking the different data includes essential predictions, providing evidence-based solutions for intelligent provisioning, sustainable transport, and further greening. Other benefits include entrepreneurs having the tools to adjust their planning and marketing based on anticipated traffic. Insight into the length of stay and travel also helps solve bottlenecks on the popular bicycle and car routes or spread events making better use of space and time.
Not having to reinvent the wheel, The Smart City Monitor is developed on Argaleo’s digital twin platform, Digitwin™, a scalable application with modules combining location intelligence, AI predictions, real-time data, and business intelligence. Using proven technology, parties are now able to develop use cases further.