The city of Helmond has got C0² reduction and preventive measures to reduce global warming as main priorities on its agenda. Therefore they looked for the most performing technology to achieve those goals. After careful deliberation, they chose Smartnodes as the most appropriate technology in this residential area.
Smartnodes technology offers a lot of additional data and solutions towards its customers. Mobility data and presence detection are some of them. In this case we use the detection of cyclists and/or pedestrians to light up a LED panel whenever they are approaching the zebra crossing. In that manner, car drivers are informed of the possible danger.
This first installation on SmartNodes site has been installed at Val Benoit in Liège.
It will allow visitors to discover SmartNodes technology and ask a variety of practical questions. It is also a tool that allows SmartNodes to test its evolutionary technology.
This new installation consists of 8 luminous points fit with SmartNodes units. This new installation is in fact a path for pedestrians/cyclists. A maximum energy saving is obtained on the part of the site fit with SmartNodes units. Indeed, the path is only lit when there is a pedestrian or a cyclist on it. When there is nobody on the path, the light remains off.
The city of Hotton explores with this project the possibilities to reduce their energy bill and ecological footprint. It is the first step in their ambition to become a true eco-friendly city.