Teleste continues collaboration for Smart City solutions as a part of the LuxTurrim5G ecosystem

Teleste smart and safe city LuxTurrim5G ecosystem project has entered its second phase and is moving towards productization and practical piloting of 5G based smart city innovations. With a special focus on the needs for public safety and intelligent public transport, Teleste is collaborating with 26 ecosystem partners in the two-year intensive co-development driven by Nokia and coordinated by Spinverse.

The second phase of the ecosystem, LuxTurrim5G+, extends and develops the 5G smart light pole pilot network further, while targeting at a common platform for utilising a wide variety of city data in a reliable and secure way.

Dr. Jani Väre, Head of Innovations at Teleste told Connected Car,“The successful development of the LuxTurrim5G ecosystem has integrated together light poles, 5G base stations and many types of active devices such as weather and air quality sensors, video cameras, displays and drones, and electric vehicle charging unit, enabling an extensive data base of gathered information. Next, efficient and flexible management of the data is needed to create a common platform for new digital services to emerge and grow.”

Piloting solutions for smart public mobility continues to thrive at the LuxTurrim5G+ test environment in the Kera area in Espoo, Finland, where Teleste has built three smart and safe bus stops that utilise high-speed 5G connectivity, video monitoring and digital, smart displays to provide the users of public transport with safer and smoother traveling.

The bus stops are based on Teleste’s innovative Connected Zone concept designed to address one of today’s growing everyday challenges: the feeling of unsafety many people experience in public places or when using public transport. The concept allows turning bus stops and other parts of public transport infrastructure into safe zones for the users of the service who can connect to the service via their smart phones. The users can activate the safe zones to launch alarms and contact the security personnel, who, in turn, can respond to possible security situations in real time.