Wiesbaden digitization project wins World Smart City Award

Published November 16, 2022

2022 Smart City Expo World Congress, Barcelona

We are thrilled to announce that the Wiesbaden Digitisation of Traffic (DIGI-V) project won the World Smart City Award in the Mobility category.

DIGI-V is a lighthouse project for environmentally-sensitive traffic management, and Aimsun was proud to collaborate with Yunex Traffic, working towards smoother traffic flow, lower emissions, and ultimately a more liveable city for the people of Wiesbaden.

Congratulations to everyone on the team!

 

World Smart City Awards

The goal of the World Smart City Awards, which are presented annually at the Smart City Expo World Congress, is to honor innovative projects, ideas and strategies that make cities around the world more liveable and sustainable. 

The 2022 call for awards received 337 top-level proposals from over 60 countries worldwide.

 

DIGI-V makes roads smarter and cities greener

DIGI-V was implemented by Yunex Traffic in 2021 together with Aimsun. The aim of the project was to reduce pollution in the city and improve quality of life for Wiesbaden’s citizens. To this end, Yunex Traffic installed an environmentally sensitive traffic management system in the city and equipped hundreds of facilities with the latest traffic technology.

With the help of intelligent sensors and detectors, the new traffic management system measures pollutants such as nitrogen oxide and particulate matter, weather data or traffic density and recognizes traffic types such as cars, bicycles and pedestrians.

Based on this data, the system controls traffic for the benefit of the environment and informs road users about optimal speed and road use via dynamic traffic signs. The result: fewer traffic jams, smoother traffic flow, and lower emissions.

„In Wiesbaden, we have achieved what many cities around the world are working on: improved air quality, reduced traffic emissions, and therefore better quality of life,“ says Yunex Traffic CEO, Markus Schlitt. „DIGI-V is a pioneering lighthouse project for all cities in Europe. I am very pleased that this is once again underlined by the World Smart City Award.“ 

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