The Smartest Region! An expert panel of the national competition Smart Cities for the Future sought regions with interesting and smart ideas in the 2017 Project and Idea categories. Representatives of the Moravian–Silesian Region received the top award in the Idea category. “We’re tracking an independent path and want to inspire others at home and abroad,” said the Deputy Governor for the Transport and Smart Region, Jakub Unucka, about the award. We are saving – the smart way The first projects are already underway. In September, the Moravian–Silesian Region launched a pilot network for the internet of things, which is being provided to entrepreneurs free of charge. Sensors to measure weather and indoor conditions (movement sensors, water flow rate sensors, etc.) are the first devices to be connected. The Data Analytics Centre was also launched. A team of experts operating at the centre uses the VŠB-TUO supercomputer, especially to process transport data.
fuelling stations in the region by 2020,” said Jakub Unucka enthusiastically.
The region is very active in transport. Laser measurement of asphalt layers on roads has been completed to check that the region is not being cheated by its contractors during repairs. The region plans to focus on building a network of charging stations and rapid charging stations for electric cars and bikes in the near future. “We would also like to have at least two hydrogen
The region organised a competition for the best smart solutions to demonstrate to its residents that smart technologies can be put into practice very quickly. Mobile telemedicine terminals are a great example of this, as they are set to eliminate many problems and deliver greater convenience for physicians and clients of social facilities.
The Moravian-Silesian Region was awarded the Smart Region title for its Smarter Region concept and vision.
Text: Moravskoslezský kraj