Combating local weather change with IoT bikes

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The problem

Birmingham Metropolis Council wanted to cut back their metropolis’s carbon footprint and visitors congestion.

Our accomplice known as us in to assist obtain this with 4,000 IoT bikes.

Birmingham’s visitors congestion was at an all time excessive, which meant emissions had been rising too. So the Council got down to promote a more healthy, greener life-style for its residents by offering 1000’s of free bicycles and cycle coaching for low-income households.

However simply sending out the bikes as they had been would have left the Council blind to the information they wanted: air high quality, visitors movement, well being advantages, and extra.

They wanted an clever IoT resolution that might give them the information they wanted to make knowledgeable selections about the way forward for their metropolis’s infrastructure.

The answer

Nano SIMs, IoT sensors, and unsteered Multi-network connectivity for 100% uptime.

We constructed an IoT resolution by combining over 50 sorts of sensors with our 4G Multi-network SIMs, all fitted into the frames of every bike throughout their manufacturing.

The SIMs got here in activation-ready mode, so our accomplice may take a look at them with a small quantity of free knowledge, after which they’d go dormant till the bikes had been prepared.

Then we used unsteered Multi-network 4G connectivity to maintain the bikes related wherever their riders went—whether or not that was their commute to work, a journey by the park, or a tour of town.

The outcome

With the 4,000 bikes offering a continuing stream of locational knowledge on air high quality and visitors congestion, Birmingham Metropolis Council could make knowledgeable infrastructure selections—akin to what routes endure probably the most congestion, the place to construct new roads, the place to plant timber, and extra.

All whereas selling more healthy existence, lowering emissions, and making a safer, much less congested metropolis.

And to high all of it off, the venture helped safe a spot on the Council’s tender for the accomplice that we supported within the deal.