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Streetlight Proposal v7

Streetlight Proposal v7

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Supporting Sustainable Mobility

Prof Dr ir Nico H.G. Baken; EWI, Network Architecture & Services

Streetlight

Introduction

The Streetlight concept is part of a powerful and meanwhile internationally accepted vision1 of an ICT Fixed-Mobile Converged ecosystem whereby users, depending on their location, are linked through their Personal Area Networks by either large public GSM/UMTS Macrocells, WiFi meshed Micro-cells, or private Pico-cells via a fixed network. Metaphorically speaking, the fixed network forms the “Telecom mycelium” on which various types of antenna “mushrooms” grow, enabling a spectrum of intra- and trans-sector services, of which mobility services form a crucial part and enhance sustainable mobility substantially. During 2004, the Streetlight Consortium designed and developed the first part of the concept, translated it into a working demonstrator that was launched publicly March 3 2006, through a more advanced unique model in a life pilot in the city of Zoetermeer, see www.streetlight.nl. Automatic parking (guiding and monitoring), advertising with moving images, fast wireless Internet, are just a few of the many ‘street services’ made possible by this technology in and around cities. The next step is to research the huge possibilities of Streetlight in and across the boundaries of the sector Transport by investigating the impact of Streetlight on Sustainable Mobility possibly leading to a new industry.

The vision: intelligent streetlights and street furniture
The Streetlight concept is internationally patented. Streetlights, and more generally street furniture (bus shelters, traffic lights, street cabinets et cetera) often consist of strong hollow structures with a power supply, and are part of the urban landscape (in and outside cities). They provide an ideal housing for a wide range of electronics and other components, which can be used to tremendously upgrade the quality of the modern "street-life" and its environment. The Streetlight partners have developed dozens of street services in the field of surveillance and security, information provision, parking management, advertising, data and Internet access, healthcare, remote sensing, intelligent street lighting and are now planning for new services and technologies enhancing sustainable mobility. Discussions with, among others, local and central authorities, wireless Internet providers and advertising specialists have revealed that there is a strong latent demand for this type of service provision in the street. Given that the vast majority of the 4 million streetlights in the Netherlands is placed alongside our roads, it is felt that the throughput and safety of our traffic can be enhanced tremendously in an unconventional but utmost effective way, using new 4G technologies such as WiFi,
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A Four-Tiered Hierarchy in a Converged Fixed-Mobile Architecture, Enabling Personal Networks, Prof dr ir N.H.G. Baken et al., Proc FITCE Conference, Ghent, September 2004

Delft University of Technology. increase of activities in the construction sector) Include all new radio technologies: UWB. Tyco Electronics constructed the stainless-steel pole and an underground cabinet specifically for the demonstration and model together with Schréder the largest manufacturer in Europe of Streetlights (the pilot model has been designed by Pinninfarina of Ferrari). Required resources. WiFi. Dr.4 M€ Streetlight Consortium The Streetlight Consortium comprises Delft University of Technology.g.WiMax. and for this purpose the consortium will work with parties such as local authorities and a range of specialist service providers. e. environment. fine dust (potential impact 12 B€ through decrease in mortalities. OFDM. ir. Mimo. Technology partners Tyco Energy and TNO FEL delivered. Several city market trials are planned for the Streetlight concept in the near future. 4G and RFID's in relation with logistics and location based services. Lucent Technologies is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and integrators of telecommunications equipment. respectively. the controllable lighting system and automatic parking-space monitoring system. Motives and spin-offs for Shell o Powering of the streetlights and s-furniture. Evaluate fiber versus Wimax for the backhaul. TNO. TU D needs no recommendation. where different technologies. Design new trans-sector b-model on the basis of Real Option Analysis (staged investments instead of NPV scenario's) Consider a robust StreetLight alternative for the vulnerable GPS or Galileo. Consider Google earth-like systems for navigation and searching. Consider the possibilities for StreetLight with regard to p2p (decentralized) energy distribution in relation to the increasing number of hybrid cars and the options of tapping their overcapacity. The research topics of SL for sustainable mobility o o o o o o o o Given the presence of 4 million SL's. Contact: Prof. Lucent Technologies and Tyco Electronics. meshed and Ad Hoc Networks in combination with next generation automotive technologies. EWI . of solar energy o Re-engineering the service and maintenance schemes of streetlights o Intelligent use of the lighting functions of streetlights combining the meshed network of SL's with RFID technology. Mimo. a first estimate Human resources. 4 PhD's Material resources: Simulation and pilot equipment (in life situation along A12): 1. Lucent Technologies developed and constructed the current Streetlight Gateway and other electronic components. a partnership with Shell is envisioned here. WiMax. Hoplin delivered the current WiFi Technology and Eye-display the internet technology. OFDM.g. 2 Post Docs. with ICT. transport and energy forming a steppingstone to sustainable mobility and new energy distribution paradigms. o The options at Shell gas-stations o The openings that will be created for Shell taking part in such a transsector programme. services and partners are required. Nico Baken. meshed and Ad Hoc Networks in combination with next generation automotive technologies. Tyco Electronics is one of the world’s largest providers of outside plant solutions. KPN is the largest telecommunications service provider in the Netherlands and is closely cooperating with subcontractor TNO. how can they be used for ABVM and a substantial improvement of sustainable mobility (potential impact >2 B€/year)? Design a proper Radio Plan that in addition to mobility also takes into account: safety (potential impact 9 B€). A new field of research will be the roads and transport sector. think e. KPN.

baken@kpn.Mekelweg 4.h..baken@ewi.300). +31 6 514 286 30 E: n.tudelft. The Netherlands T: +31 15 278 73 74.com .nl. 2628 CD DELFT (E-Hoog. nico.g. 19. +31 70 343 91 37.

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