Indra Gives Boost To European Laboratory For Smart Cities

Indra's digital transformation unit MinsaitIndra's digital transformation unit Minsait

Indra’s digital transformation unit Minsait is giving a new boost to the construction of solutions with great innovative content in the realm of Smart Cities through its participation in the European R&D program Smart Cyber Physical Systems Engineering (CPSE) Labs. The objective is to create a collaborative network of expert engineering centers to develop cyber-physical systems in areas like smart cities, automotive sector or urban sustainability.

ACF analysts are positive about the project:

“The development of the Internet of Things which Minsait is working on with the project iWesla is already having an impact in cities (in Madrid it has achieved savings of up to 40% in water consumption) and this can be replicated in any other city in the world.”

The multinational is also already preparing two new projects. The first is a solution to be tested in the new emergency call system on a Europe-wide level. It’s implementation will be obligatory from April 2018. This solution includes the use of drones, capable of obtaining useful information, contextualise the emergency and provide the right response. This, combined with information on weather and from social networks, will create business rules which will also speed up this response.

At the same time, Indra is involved in another project to digitally transform the public services, thus benefiting the sustainability of urban services.