Since mid-November 2013, the Principality of Monaco has been using new Bosch technologies for digital connectivity. This marks the first step in implementing the cooperation agreement signed in July 2012 by the Principality of Monaco and the Bosch Group. The agreement aims to find the best possible way of realizing the concept of a connected city.
The project will initially focus on mobility. City infrastructure and public services – such as bus networks, parking lot management, paper and waste collection, and information on roadwork – will be connected virtually, providing local residents with real-time information. This will make it possible for citizens and visitors to the principality to interact with local government directly and without red tape. Communication between various service providers will also be improved. If one of the hilly city’s many elevators or escalators is not working properly, residents and visitors will be able to immediately find out where there is a functioning alternative or inform services if there is a need for maintenance.
“Bosch technology and solutions will enable Monaco to be a leading connected city. As a result, Monaco is a pioneer in making innovative use of the technological potential of the internet of things and services,” says Volkmar Denner, chairman of the Robert Bosch GmbH board of management. The Principality of Monaco and Bosch also plan to work together on efficient energy-saving solutions, and in this way to make a contribution to sustainability.
Bosch is connecting the virtual and physical worlds and driving the development of the internet of things and services. Today, the company already plays a leading role in the development and use of intelligent sensors. Bosch’s competence in systems integration and control will create tangible benefits for tomorrow’s city dwellers.