To build more sustainable, connected, inclusive and appealing regions, to meet the expectations of their constituents and to better manage their assets, local authorities are developing ever smarter city projects. At the heart of these initiatives is the real-time collection and transmission of data. The Smart City vision has become a reality in Dijon, which wanted to better oversee the management of its public space.
A Connected Control Station (CCS), the brain of the intelligent city, gathers all the data from the city’s services on the same software platform, as well as from the 269 video security and traffic cameras, and from the sensors on the traffic lights, bollards and other lampposts.
In the event of a malfunction or incident, the faulty equipment automatically signals the hypervisor to trigger a check. The system is designed to make it easier to diagnose faults on the network and to expedite and improve the coordination of maintenance work.
Housed in a 1,200 sqm unit, the connected control room holds 50 people and enables:
- remote control of urban facilities in the 24 districts of the city (traffic lights, public lighting, security cameras, road services, etc.)
- simplification and better coordination of maintenance work by the city’s public services (bulky items, roads, green spaces, refuse collection)
- safety and security of public spaces: crisis management (snow, flooding, etc.), safety of public buildings (fire, break-ins, access control, etc.), security cameras and municipal police operations
- organisation of mobility for the population by coordinating modes of transport and travel in the area
- managing the 600 daily calls received on the dedicated telephone system for residents’ requests
This centralised management of city facilities is more effective, especially in times of crisis, and it:
- Improves the coordination and effectiveness of public services
- Facilitates communication with the population and between stakeholders in the area
- Matches processes to available resources: instantly dispatching teams based on their location in relation to the incident
As well as better coordinating nearby services and improving security, the OnDijon project will achieve 65% energy savings.
- More than 34,000 full LED light points retrofitted
- Bus priority lanes rolled out to 113 junctions and 180 buses
- 205 geolocated and 130 radio-equipped vehicles
- More than 140 km of optical fibre deployed
- 180 buildings operated safely and securely and connected to the control centre, including 13 refurbished buildings
- 65% energy savings at the end of the contract
- Renovation of 26 access point sites
- Revision of 269 video protection cameras
Level 1: Proof of Concept or lab test
Level 2: Tested under real life conditions
Level 3: Commercial solution