European Project Turns Porto Into a Living Laboratory With Over 800 Connected Devices

In the last three years, the city of Porto has been the testbed for an European project rehearsing the set up of an intelligent city, with sensor monitoring, a comprehensive network of Wi-Fi points and 400 connected buses. The initiative was financed by the European Commission and the QREN (Quadro de Referência Estratégico Nacional) program  with an investment of 2.3 million euros. It turned Porto into a veritable “Living Lab” using technology to connect more than 800 devices and allow essential information gathering to monitor the quality of life in the city and be able to improve it. (...) The Future Cities project joined the Centre of Competence in Future Cities of the Universidade do Porto and several national and international research partners such as the University of Aveiro, the Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The 2015 “Future Cities – Results and Impact” conference will take place September 25, 2015 in Mosteiro São Bento da Vitória, Porto.

Read the full article at Sapo Online (September 23, 2015)