Barcelona: smart city revolution in progress (Financial Times)
Digital Business, Internet of Things, Innovation, Smart and Connected Communities
Source: Ross Tieman, Financial Times
Antonio Conde, Cisco’s head of innovation in Spain, says some of the technologies have helped make Barcelona’s public services more efficient, and less harmful to the environment. Sensors have reduced the amount of water used by city parks, for example, saving money but also trimming consumption of a resource that is scarce in the city and its hinterland. Bus users have benefited from more reliable services, information updates at bus stops and simplified ticketing.