Sygic Co-Founds ‘I Want My City Smart’ Initiative To Aid In The Creation Of Smart Cities In Slovakia

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The initiative looks to further develop the smart city challenge by the Slovak Ministry of Economy.

Sygic, a Deloitte Fast 50 Company with a GPS navigation app with over 200 million users worldwide, today announces that it has co-founded the ‘I Want My City Smart” initiative in Slovakia, in partnership with Sensoneo, Seak, GoSpace Tech, ALAM, and MycroftMind. The goal of the initiative is to develop smart cities throughout the country, and further develop the smart city challenge by the Slovak Ministry of Economy.

From Data Integration To Waste Management

Solutions presented by the companies include data integration, dynamic routing and static navigation for parking, as well as waste management. The financial support from the Ministry of Economy will cover all expenses, with the end result of creating a comprehensive study and pilot operation of specific solutions. The companies contributing to I Want My City Smart will also have access to Sygic data on traffic conditions.

So far, Sygic has worked with six of the 140 Slovak cities to identify the key issues and to better understand the benefits of the I Want My City Smart initiative. Of those six, the ministry has backed smart solutions in three cities: Banská Bystrica, Dolný Kubín, and Trnava.

In Trnava, citizens will gain access to information covering temperature, humidity, air pressure, luminosity, CO2 levels, solid particles, and noise with ALAM’s app Invipo, which collects data from 8 weather stations across the city. In Banská Bystrica and Dolný Kubín, Seak will install technologies for smart lighting with charging ports for electric vehicles and weather stations.

In 2017, the global smart cities market was made up of $93.5 billion, and it is expected to grow to $225.5 billion by 2025. Due to this increase, along with an understanding of global trends, the ministry has expressed interest in supporting innovative solutions in Slovakia. Sygic will play a key role in the development of Slovak cities, working hand-in-hand with the country’s government.



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