Vodafone, the London-based telecommunications conglomerate, and The Next Web (TNW) have decided to join hands and create a smart city in just six months. They are working on harmonizing corporations, institutions, and startups in order to meet their and their customers’ expectations on time. In a bid to realize the dream, called, smart city, the companies have developed a program, which aims at producing substantial IoT solutions for smart cities in six months. Various other prominent organizations – from famous institutions to large companies – have also joined the program and proposed several challenges. Here is a snapshot of the challenges proposed by these companies:
- The Dutch police has proposed a challenge to find out an efficient way to enable citizens for measuring the quality of the surface water in their neighborhoods, in an effort to prevent environmental crime.
- Heineken has proposed a challenge to design and develop a cost-efficient tracking solution for its beer crates.
- Damen, a shipbuilding company, proposed a challenge to find methods to upgrade its fleets with smart sensors and several other tracking devices.
- Efteling, a Dutch theme park, has proposed a challenge to find a reliant method to prevent downtime by deploying predictive maintenance solutions.
- Stedin, a Grid operator, has proposed a challenge to develop a technology that can identify the fraud in electricity usage and the illegal consumption of electricity.
- Vitens, a Drinking water supplier, has proposed a challenge to find a way for tracking the quality of water on its way from the manufacturing plants to offices and homes.
- Facilicom, a facility services provider, has proposed a challenge to find a way to upgrade airport wheelchairs by using smart technology.
- SHV Energy, one of the prominent supplier of LPG, has proposed a challenge to develop smart technologies, which can be utilized to create gas cylinders of the future.