As smart cities are fast becoming the norm, computing experts search for even better ways to fight big-city problems like reducing traffic and pollution.

To this end, researchers from the University of Messina in Italy have studied how to advance the design and development of smart-mobility services using an open source platform called FIWARE, a frontierCities project funded by the European Union.

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After analyzing the traveling habits of their university peers, the authors gained insights on how FIWARE can drive agile development of services that can specifically minimize traffic congestion, fuel consumption, and CO2 emissions.

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Transportation use considering all the routes or only the PPPP routes. (a) Questionnaire results about actual transportation use. (b) Questionnaire results about preferred transportation use.

Read more in “How to Conceive Future Mobility Services in Smart Cities According to the FIWARE frontierCities Experience.”