The trend towards urbanization is continuing and it is projected that by 2050 nearly 70 percent of mankind will reside in urban areas. Such demographic changes will impact on a city’s infrastructure, driving requirements for smarter, more secure and energy-efficient solutions. Infineon Technologies AG and eluminocity GmbH have jointly developed an intelligent streetlight to tackle these requirements. In promoting e-mobility, helping to save energy and enabling a connected infrastructure, the streetlight can serve as the backbone for the city of the future.
“Semiconductors are the key to making the urban infrastructure intelligent. Together with our partners we can offer a secured platform with scalable sensor hub, data processing and connectivity,” said Andreas Urschitz, President of Power Management & Multimarket Division at Infineon. “Our solution leverages existing cellular infrastructure and can support the evolution towards 5G deployment.”
“The behavior and needs of city dwellers will rapidly advance due to digitization. For this reason our hard- and software updates make the streetlight future-proof,” added Sebastian Jagsch, CEO and founder of eluminocity. “The intelligent streetlight can accommodate new sensors as well as new components for mobile communications. This enables us to constantly develop new applications to tackle upcoming demands. We enhance comfort, safety, security, and efficiency in public spaces, thus making whole cities future-proof.”
Securely connected for energy saving
Each of the companies contributes specific know-how to the partnership for the connected city. Infineon provides decades of expertise in the field of sensors, power management chips, and security solutions. eluminocity adds its know-how in system integration, data analysis and application solutions. Other partners deliver connectivity, computing performance and cloud solutions. The intelligent streetlight can be protected against unauthorized access from the cloud down to the device level and can be enabled for updating by means of hardware and software.