Monaco are anxious to continue to improve the services for public transport users in the Principality while developing the "Smart City". The Department of Equipment, Environment and Urbanism, the Interministerial Delegation for Digital Transition and the Town Hall of Monaco are currently replacing traditional furniture with connected structures.
In the presence of Serge Telle, Minister of State, Georges Marsan, Mayor of Monaco, Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Councilor of Government-Minister of Equipment, Environment and Urbanism, Frédéric Genta, Delegate Interministerial at the Digital Transition and Philippe Baudillon, President of Clear Channel France inaugurated the first test shelterer at Place d'Armes.
"Today is the first step in the development of Smart City: these new Abrivoyageurs illustrate the report that the Administration wants to maintain with users," said the Minister of State.
"These new shelters not only keep their primary use for users waiting for their bus but are also aesthetic and high tech. They also mark the evolution of the furniture of our urban landscape, which must be practical and be part of the process of creation of the Monegasque Smart City," underlines Marie-Pierre Gramaglia.
Designed as elements offering an innovative offer of outdoor communication and interactive information devices, these new bus shelters created and set up by Clear Channel will include many pioneering and unpublished services for users:
Connectors adapted for smartphone charging: A double advertising screen for the dissemination of corporate information - real-time information on the arrival of buses (CAM screen) - a 32-inch digital touch interface offering users access to 3 levels of services that will be enriched over time
Mobility: Information on Mobility and Transport
Environment: Information on the news of the city
Entertainment: Games - sensors enabling government departments to improve their measurement of the urban environment, particularly on air quality and the quality of the wireless internet network - free wifi hot spots
33 out of the 57 Shelters are going to be equipped with these new technologies. Installed in emblematic places of the Principality, their ambition is to become a true digital reference point in the heart of the city. Also to develop a new way of interacting with the user, whether resident, tourist or commuter.
"These Shelters are the first totems of the Monegasque smart-city and essential platforms to communicate and interact with the population. They will have a strong impact on the mobility experience, the measurement of the quality of life and the connectivity of the city," said Frédéric Genta.
The main players in this project, besides the Prince's Government, are the Monaco City Hall, Monaco Telecom and Clear Channel, one of the world leaders in the creation of Shelters connected. The entire deployment by this company will be done by September 2019.