The topics covered by the project span a wide range of areas: energy, public utilities (street lighting, video surveillance, distribution networks), environment (waste management, climate and air quality), and personal/ domestic (home automation, remote rescue and assistance, vulnerable citizens, security).
The new technologies applied in each of these areas enable the collection and integration of all of the data that the city can generate, with a view to designing and implementing new services for citizens and providing the Commune of Brescia with new tools for supporting decisions concerning the city.
Involvement of citizens is a key element of the project. In 2016, an analysis of the needs, habits and real expectations of citizens was launched, with the distribution of 1,000 questionnaires across the two districts in which the trials are set to take place. In 2017, many of the families involved in the project will meet, while in 2018, the trials will begin, thanks to their involvement.
Enlisting families to test an integrated local consumption and services platform (L_PICS) for smart management of households and for monitoring certain parameters in the district (air quality, crime, weather forecasts etc.)
To improve the monitoring and control of the electricity grid (medium and low voltage) and of the district heating and street lighting network. To create a network of communications for new smart city services.
New social urban network
In April 2016, Brescia Smart Living was chosen to represent Smart City research projects in Italy for the fourth edition of the CSITF (China Shanghai International Technology Fair). In addition, thanks to the project, in October 2016, Brescia won the "Cresco Award 2016" prize for the "Smartest City".