Croatian telecommunications service provider Hrvatski Telekom and the City of Dubrovnik have opened the first ‘smart street’ in Croatia. The street, named Obala Stjepana Radića, is located in the north-west of the city.
The project is a result of the recent partnership of Cisco and the local partners. In the Smart Street project, Cisco has combined various Internet of Things (IoT) services on a network. It solves the day-to-day problems faced by the people, such as traffic jams in the city and the search for parking spots, leading to an enhanced life for the people of Dubrovnik.
The Smart Street at Croatia provides public lighting with multi-function sensor networks with different access technologies from fibre and 4G to Wi-Fi networks. Now the citizens and visitors of Dubrovnik can benefit from free wireless high-speed internet access (50 Mbps). In addition, a smart transport management solution recognizes traffic violations. Its innovative parking technology automatically identifies the vehicle and carries out contactless parking payment. A smartphone app and digital signs provide real-time information on free parking spaces.
“Dubrovnik is a world-renowned tourist gem, a unique city and museum, and, by means of the Dubrovnik Smart City project and Hrvatski Telekom as technology project owner, it has also become a city of the future,” commented Davor Tomašković, President of the Management Board of Hrvatski Telekom.
“We are proud to bring national and international partners to Dubrovnik and let them experience technological innovations and solutions that, being interconnected, will change the citizens’ culture of living and quality of life. With this initiative, we wish to send a clear message that HT is not only the technology leader but also a leader of social changes in Croatia,” he added.
The pilot project, developed with an investment of over HRK 1.5 million, will run until September.